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photographer E-Yaji.

The Marakovic Collection  
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The Emperor’s Hat

Famille rose enamels on copper with gold; with a flat lip, concave foot, and flat foot rim; painted with four pendant conch shells hanging from bowed ribbons, each with a beribboned fylfot (swastika)hanging beneath it, the shoulders with a band of pendant formalized lotus petals beneath a band of double-unit leiwen 雷紋 (‘thunder pattern’), the outer foot rim with a design of formalized waves; the foot inscribed in regular script Yongzheng nian zhi 雍正年製 (‘Made in the Yongzheng era’); the exterior exposed metal once gilt; the interior with turquoise enamel
Stopper: copper, gold, transparent enamels, pearls, and garnets or rubies; pearl finial (in imitation of the emperor’s summer court hat); original
Palace workshops, Beijing, 1723–1735
Height (including original stopper in situ): 5.5 cm
Mouth/lip: 0.75/1.25 cm

Robert Hall

Journal of the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, Spring 2004, front cover


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