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photographer E-Yaji.

The Marakovic Collection  
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Archival Prunus
Famille-rose enamels on copper, with gold; with a flat lip and slightly concave foot; painted with a continuous design of blossoming prunus branches; the foot inscribed in regular script Yongzheng nian zhi 雍正年製 (‘Made in the Yongzheng era’); the exterior exposed metal surfaces originally all gilt, the interior covered with turquoise enamel.
Palace workshops, Beijing, 1723–1735
Height: 5.25 cm
Mouth/lip: 0.8/1.2 cm
Stopper: gilt bronze, chased with a formalized shou character (made from half a garment button)

Sotheby’s, London, 16 November 1999
Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd, November 1999

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


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