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photographer E-Yaji.

The Marakovic Collection  
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Mack Birds

Famille rose enamels on copper, with gold; with a flat lip, concave foot, and flat foot rim; painted with a continuous garden scene with two long-tailed birds, roses, asters, and day-lilies between an upper border of pendent acanthus leaves, formalized lingzhi, and petals on a scrolling floral ground and a base border of formalized lingzhi; the foot inscribed in regular script Qianlong nian zhi 乾隆年製 (‘Made in the Qianlong era’); the exterior exposed metal surfaces gilt
Palace workshops, Beijing, 1736–1760
Height: 4.7 cm
Mouth/lip: 0.70/1.40 cm
Stopper: gilt bronze, chased with a formalized floral design

Gerry P. Mack
Gary Mack
Robert Kleiner

Robert W. L. Kleiner, Precious Playthings: Important Snuff Bottles from the Mack Collection, (London: Robert Kleiner & Co., 2000), no.1 and back cover
Journal of the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, Spring 2004, front cover


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