An Enameled Porcelain Snuff Bottle


Imperial
Jingdezhen kilns
AD 1821 - 1850
Height: 5.8cm

Of compressed form with slightly concave lip and recessed oval foot surrounded by a footrim, painted in famille rose enamels on one side with a Manchu groom leading a bactrian camel laden with hunting rifles and a container of arrows attached to the saddle, the other side painted with a Manchu huntsman riding a piebald horse and leading a brown dog by a leash, the foot inscribed with a four-character mark in iron-red seal script reading Daoguang nian zhi (Made in the Daoguang period), turquoise stopper with silver collar.