A cinnabar lacquer snuff bottle, Qianlong, (1736-1795).

The bottle, of spade form, is carved from cinnabar lacquer with an overall stylised lotus scroll on a green diaper ground and with a matching stopper, 6.2cm.

The colour of cinnabar lacquer is obtained by mixing cinnabar (mercury), with the lacquer sap.

REFERENCE: CSBO33

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