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.
- 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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