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Fine Qianlong Mark & Period Millefleurs Snuff Bottle

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1800: Item # 385307

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A fine and rare antique Chinese famille-rose 'millefleurs' porcelain snuff bottle, of classic flattened shield form resting on a flat base, exquisitely enameled on both sides with a dense composite floral pattern of blossoming flowers, the neck and edges decorated with floral scrolls reserved on light-blue ground, top rim with similar scroll work and enameled in turquoise, the base inscribed with the reign mark. Green stone stopper and ivory spoon included.

NOTE : It is very rare to find Chinese porcelain snuff bottles decorated with the 'millefleurs' pattern.

DATE : Chinese, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong seal mark and probably late in the period (1736 - 1795).

MARK : underglazed-blue four character Qianlong seal mark on base.

SIZE : approximately 2 1/4" high without stopper, 2" wide.

CONDITION : perfect condition, production glaze skips around edges and top rim only. No chips, no cracks and no repairs.

SHIPPING : Inclusive.