One glazed black gold and white ceramic snuff bottle. A short narrow neck with a slightly flaring rim surmounts an elongated cylindrical body tapering slightly at the bottom to a circular base. Body presents continuous design of figures houses and landscape motifs outlined in gold on white with remaining ground glazed black. Base exhibits mark of Daoguang Emperor (1821-1850 AD) in red-brown glaze. Plain green stopper and collar.
One of a consignment carried to New Zealand in 1957 by George Jackson of Auckland, and from Auckland to Christchurch by Jack Locke, including 22 snuff bottles.
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35x77mm (dia x thickness)
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Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD)
“Bottle: snuff,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed March 28, 2023, http://www.rewialleyart.nz/items/show/756.