Two Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles


Jingdezhen kilns
AD 1820 - 1880
Height: 7.0cm; 5.3cm

One of tapering cylindrical form with flat lip and recessed flat foot surrounded by a footrim, painted in underglaze blue with all-over lotus scroll, against a cream-colored ground applied with a colorless glaze with faint crackle, the neck encircled by a floral border, apocryphal Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue on the base, coral stopper with mother-of-pearl finial; and a bottle of square section with flat lip and recessed flat foot surrounded by a footrim, finely painted with the Eight Immortals, each with his or her attribute, in a garden setting, the eight divided into pairs for each of the four panels, the shoulders decorated with prunus blossoms against a "cracked-ice" ground, the neck painted with bats in flight, ivory stopper with carnelian finial.

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