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Yellow and iron brown decorated porcelain snuff bottle, Qianlong mark

Yellow and iron brown decorated porcelain snuff bottle, Qianlong mark


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1315212
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A simply shaped porcelain snuff bottle with iron brown landscape decoration expertly painted, as if an ink painting, on the yellow ground before firing. While at first appearing possibly to be grisaille, the iron brown details are not over the yellow but rather softly melded with it. The ridges of the mountains, leaves of the trees, and other details clearly defined and textured with slight heaping. It is difficult to photograph the decoration as well as it presents in person. Depth of field is achieved in the decoration by fading distant or smaller points into the yellow ground with softer brush strokes. A Qianlong four character mark is in blue underglaze inside the foot ring but we think the bottle is probably rather a good 19th century work. Good condition. Height, 2 7/8 inches (7.3 cm)