A Porcelain Snuff Bottle Decorated with Copper Red


Imperial
Jingdezhen Kilns
AD 1770 - 1800
Height: 7cm

Of compressed form with convex lip and recessed flat foot surrounded by a footrim, decorated with a continuous frieze of a five-clawed dragon emitting flames as it flies through clouds to confront another dragon shown rising from a wave band above the foot, a collar of formalized lingzhi-heads encircling the neck, the bottle covered with a transparent glaze, glass stopper with ivory collar.