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A Superb 19thC Blue&White Dragon Snuff Bottle

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 898628
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A beautifully shaped Chinese snuff bottle of cylindrical form with a waisted neck,convex lip and a recesed,flat,circular foot and footrim. Finely painted showing two ferocious five-clawed imperial dragons in mutual pursuit of a flaming pearl above the waves and throughout the clouds swirls.The neck is encircled with a border of formalized lingzhi heads. Condition:Excellent with a very minor fret on footrim(please notice photo #3) The thin lines on photos #4&5 are light reflections only.Circa; Qing Dynasty,Daoguang Period(1821-1850). Size:3 1/8"high(without stopper) A fine bottle with an outstanding subject.