Description This enamel on metal snuff bottle is of Cantonese origin and has enamel work/decoration depicting figures in a verdant landscape including a four-character Qianlong [Ch'ien-lung] reign mark on the base which may be of the period or immediately therafter, late 18th or early 19th centuries. A typical metal stopper finishes the composition.
- Chinese Snuff Bottles. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 2000-2001.
Provenance Mrs. Marvin E. Gantz, Sr., Denver, Colorado [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Shirley E. Gantz, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1999, by gift.
Inscriptions [Reign Mark] Four-character mark of Qianlong [Ch'ien-lung] (1736-1795) in black enamel
Credit Gift of Shirley E. Gantz, from the collection of Mrs. Marvin E. Gantz, Sr., 1999
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