Enameled glass snuff bottle – Flowering chrysanthemums and a poem

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Of rounded form, enamelled on one side on an opaque white ground with a design of flowering chrysanthemums growing from a rocky ground, and a butterfly.

Description

Of rounded form, enamelled on one side on an opaque white ground with a design of flowering chrysanthemums growing from a rocky ground, and a butterfly. On the other side, in iron-red seal script, an inscription which reads «Qianlong nian zhi» (made during the Qianlong period) followed in regular script with a poem, the neck inscribed «Made the 3rd in the seventh month of the wuzi year» (August 14th, 1768) and below in a blue shoulder band «Respectfully made by Hu Xuan». On the shoulders are inscribed in blue roundels the two characters «Shangshang» (highest award). The base inscribed with Guyuexuan «Ancient Moon Pavilion» in iron-red enamel.

Period
Imperial palace Workshop, Beijing, Qianlong Period, 1768
Height
6,5 cm
Provenance
Private Collection, Switzerland

Galerie Espace 4

9 rue Mazarine
75006 Paris – France
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