A Beijing Enamel Snuff Bottle

AD 1770 - 1799
Height: 5.1cm

Of compressed form with flat lip and recessed foot surrounded by a footrim, the body finely painted in famille rose enamels with a continuous design of three pairs of birds (two orioles, two paradise fly-catchers, and two pheasants) in a landscape with a pine tree, roses, asters and begonias, the neck encircled by a band of leiwen between two bands of diagonal lines, above a ribbon of blue and yellow dots, the base encircled by a band of pink dots, the foot inscribed with a four-character mark in blue enamel, Qianlong nian zhi (Made in the Qianlong period), gilt-metal stopper.

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