A Chinese porcelain flambé glaze snuff bottle. 19th century. The flambé glaze is a transmutation glaze and was notoriously difficult to control in the kiln, often with the result of the glaze running off the foot onto the kiln support. This led to a ragged edge to the foot that would need to be ground smooth. This has happened here as can be seen in the photographs. Also evident are slivers of missing glaze created when the bottle was removed from the kiln support. There are also two minuscule stress lines across the foot-rim as a result of the cooling of the bottle after the firing, before removal. Having said that, the glaze is thick and richly coloured with characteristic crackle. A genuine old bottle.
The bottle arrived without a stopper and spoon but as luck would have it I have a tiny stopper, glass imitating emerald jade, that would be perfect and will be included.
Approximately 8.5cm high.
Please study the photographs.
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