A porcelain snuff bottle, 1830-1860.

The bottle is of pear shape, moulded in low relief and decorated with ‘famille rose’ enamels to depict a scaly dragon chasing a ‘flaming pearl’ amidst cloud billows, 6cm. It was made in Jingdezhen and the base is inscribed Guanyao neizai, meaning made within the official kiln.


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