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Chinese set of 14 Snuff Bottles of Ming Emperors
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Chinese set of 14 Snuff Bottles of Ming Emperors

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1930: Item # 1128878
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Set of 14 Chinese Republic Period snuff bottles made of clear glass, each meticulously reverse painted with one of the 16 emperors of the the Ming Dynasty, the reverse of each snuff bottle is painted with the emperor's corresponding empress. Stoppers are all slightly different, made of agate with tiny bone spoons. Emperors represented: Zhu Yuanzhang (Emperor Hongwu), Zhu Yunwen (Emperor Jianwen), Zhu Gaochi (Emperor Hongxi), Zhu Zhanji (Emperor Xuande), Zhu Qizhen (Emperor Zhengtong), Zhu Youtang (Emperor Hongzhi), Zhu Houzhao (Emperor Zhengde), Zhu Zaihou (Emperor Longqing), Zhu Yijun (Emperor Wanli), Zhu Changluo (Emperor Taichang), Zhu Youjiao (Emperor Tianqi), Zhu Youjian (Emperor Chongzhen). Made in Republic Period. Size of each: 3" high