Cloisonné Enamel ‘Phoenix’ Snuff Bottle with Matching Stopper, Qing Dynasty

China, 19th Century

Condition: Very good condition with minor wear and manufacturing flaws.

Provenance: From an old family collection in Pressburg, Austrian Empire, Slovakia, and thence by descent to the present owner.

Stopper: Cloisonné enamel, bone spoon

Weight: 40.6 g

Dimensions: Height incl. stopper 53 mm, Diameter neck 14 mm and mouth 7 mm

 

The compressed globular body rising from an oval foot to short cylindrical neck, the gilt copper body enamelled with central medallions enclosing phoenixes against a yellow ground, the shoulders with flowers, leaves, and scrolling vines against a Jingtai blue ground, the matching stopper with a central flower.

 

 

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