An Enameled Stoneware Snuff Bottle

AD 1790 - 1840
Height: 6.2cm

The eight-lobed form with a flat lip and recessed foot surrounded by a footrim, the bottle finely decorated with a continuous landscape of a pavilion nestled amidst pine trees and towering rocky cliffs, a fisherman in his boat sailing in the distance, the foreground with a scholar holding a staff and his attendant carrying his qin, the two figures standing within a garden with rockwork and pine trees as they look up at the sun, coral stopper with gilt-metal collar.