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.