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19c Chinese lacquer burgaute SNUFF BOTTLE

19c Chinese lacquer burgaute SNUFF BOTTLE


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1910: Item # 1287157
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19th century Chinese lacquer snuff bottle in flask form with inlaid lac burgaute oval reserves on each side one depicting a flower sprig, the other a different flower with a butterfly in flight. Lac Burgaute is a French term describing a lacquer technique with inlaid designs using small shapes of iridescent blue-green and purple abalone shell and gold and silver foil and wire. Very well made, well hollowed, original matching stopper, in great condition. Height with stopper 2 1/8 inches.