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A Superb Chinese Cloisonne Enamel Snuff Bottle,19thC
Of oval body form,enameled within raised wire inlays with a scaly dragon chasing a flaming pearl on both sides of the bottle,all reserved on a purple-blue ground with cloud patterns among wave panels around the foot of the bottle and with a colorful ruyi head border around the the neck.The concave base is engraved,"Qianlong nian zhi" and"Li Chun wen yin"incised on the reverse side of the hardstone stopper. Condition:Excellent. Circa:late Qing Dynasty,1875-1900. Size:2"H. One of my favorite snuff bottles with the Imperial 5-claw Dragon as its subject.


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