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Snuff Bottle with Pair of Dragons
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Snuff Bottle with Pair of Dragons


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Description This bottle has been adapted for snuff with a very wide neck plus a matching stopper with a large cork and shovel-shaped ivory spoon. The vase itself is of iron-red decoration on a white ground and illustrates a pair of dragons seeking the flaming pearl. It is nicely exceuted. In this case, the pearl is in the stopper, original to the bottle.
Exhibitions
  • Chinese Snuff Bottles. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 2000-2001.
  • Chinese Snuff Bottles. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2018.
Provenance Mrs. Marvin E. Gantz, Sr., Denver, Colorado [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Shirley E. Gantz, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1999, by gift.
Credit Gift of Shirley E. Gantz, from the collection of Mrs. Marvin E. Gantz, Sr., 1999

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Creator
Period
19th century (Ch'ing)
Medium
ceramic, cork, ivory
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
49.2768
Measurements
Overall H: 2 7/8 × Diam: 1 3/8 in. (7.3 × 3.5 cm); Bottle H: 2 11/16 × Diam: 1 3/8 in. (6.9 × 3.5 cm); Stopper H: 2 3/8 × Diam: 13/16 in. (6.1 × 2.1 cm)
Geographies
  • China (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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