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Dublin Core

Title

Bottle: snuff

Description

One glazed yellow and black ceramic snuff bottle. A short wide neck with a flared lip surmounts a cylindrical body rectangular in cross-section with rounded shoulders tapering towards a circular base. Body decorated with freely-executed dragon-like motifs. Base exhibits mark of Yongzheng Emperor (1723-1735 AD). Brass stopper moulded in the form of a dragon with an ivory spoon attached.

Source

Rewi Alley

Provenance

Gifted to Canterbury Museum during Alley's visit to Christchurch in late 1971.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

39x67mm (dia x thickness)

Museum Ac. No.

C1971.24

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/800.