One glazed red-brown and white ceramic snuff bottle. A short narrow neck with a slightly out-turned lip surmounts an elongated cylindrical body tapering at the bottom towards a circular base. One side of the body presents a large design of a warrior drawing a sword; the other side presents a small bat motif. Base exhibits mark of Qianlong Emperor (1736-1796 AD).
Gifted to Canterbury Museum by Alley in 1937 during a visit to New Zealand. In 1956, loaned to the Rewi Alley Chinese Art and Crafts Exhibition, held at the Provincial Council Chambers, Christchurch.
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26x71mm (dia x thickness)
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Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD)
“Bottle: snuff,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed June 1, 2023, http://www.rewialleyart.nz/items/show/799.