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Snuff Bottle with Four Ladies
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Snuff Bottle with Four Ladies

Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Snuff bottles with designs painted in blue were produced in great quantities throughout most of the 19th century. Many of the designs - some traditional, some innovative - appear on snuff bottles but not on larger wares such as bowls or vases. On the underside of these bottles, the painters frequently added the reign marks of the great 18th-century emperors, Yongzheng [Yung-cheng] (1723-1735) or Qianlong [Ch'ien-lung] (1736-1795).
Date Description Narrative
7/12/1979Treatmentexamined for condition
  • Chinese Snuff Bottles. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 2000-2001.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Mark] Two-character mark in underglaze blue: wan yĆ¼ (trinket jade)
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters

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ca. 2nd quarter 19th century (Ch'ing)
porcelain with underglaze blue
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H: 3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm)
  • China (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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