Description This enamel on metal snuff bottle was very attractively painted and then fired illustrating figures in a garden-like landscape. The neck has a traditional key motif border and an original metal stopper. On the underside is a black Qianlong [Ch'ien-lung] mark underglaze. This is a probably the work of Cantonese crafstmen in the late 18th or early 19th century and constitutes a pair with Walters 44.704 despite having unique illustrations.
- 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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