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Dublin Core

Title

Bottle: snuff

Description

One glazed blue green red-brown purple and white ceramic snuff bottle. A short narrow neck with a beaded rim surmounts an elongated cylindrical body flaring outwards slightly towards a circular base. Body presents a continuous design of two robed seated figures playing a board game whilst a third smaller figure serves tea. Base exhibits mark of Qianlong Emperor (1736-1796 AD) in orange glaze.

Source

Rewi Alley

Provenance

One of a consignment carried to New Zealand in 1957 by George Jackson of Auckland, and from Auckland to Christchurch by Jack Locke, including 22 snuff bottles.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

30x74mm (dia x thickness)

Museum Ac. No.

C1957.21

Usage Rights

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Period

Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD)

Collection

Citation

“Bottle: snuff,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed July 25, 2024, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/760.