A Guangzhou Enamel Snuff Bottle

AD 1723 - 1735
Height: 8.9cm

Of flattened shape with flat lip and concave foot surrounded by a footrim, finely painted in famille rose colors on a yellow ground with formal scrolling flowers and vines and a circular medallion of the character shou (longevity) between a bat and stylized lotus blossom, the neck and base enameled with bands of formalized lotus petals, the base inscribed Yongzheng nian zhi (Made in the Yongzheng period) in black enamel, gilt-metal stopper.

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