An Enameled Porcelain Snuff Bottle


Imperial
Jingdezhen kilns
AD 1796 - 1820
Height: 7.1cm

Of flattened form with flat lip and foot, finely enameled with a continuous scene of Shoulao holding a staff and peach and with a crane standing on clouds above crashing waves, the other main side with Magu, the Goddess of Longevity, bearing a jar of lingzhi wine ferried across the sea by an attendant in a willow boat, all between gilt and underglaze-blue lappet and ruyi borders, the neck decorated with floral scroll, the base with four-character mark in iron-red seal script reading Jiaqing nian zhi (Made in the Jiaqing period), glass stopper with integral finial and collar.