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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1340485 (stock #CH7.109)
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Snuff was introduced into China from the West in the seventeenth century and its popularity quickly engendered a new art form, the snuff bottle. This exquisite little ovoid bottle is very well made from layered opaque white/pink/white glass finely carved into an elaborate surface of lotus petals with a coiled lotus stem forming the base rim...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1332594 (stock #CH7.12)
Maklaiheung Gallery
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This is an excellent example of one of the most sought-after kinds of porcelain snuff-bottles. It has a good jadeite stopper and dates from the Daoguang reign (1821-1850). On one side there is a typical close-up of a cricket and on the other a slightly more unusual depiction of a cricket climbing over its open cage. It has fanciful mask handles on each shoulder. Height: 6.3 cm; Width: 5.4 cm. Condition: Very good, with a small abraded patch to the glaze on the rim.