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A porcelain snuff bottle, Chinese, 1820-1850.

The plain circular bottle, of flattened form, is covered overall with a robin’s egg glaze of turquoise and blue speckles, 6.1cm.

The Chinese did not prize porcelain snuff bottles as highly as those in other materials.

As a medium, porcelain is more suited to larger vessels, such as vases and dishes, and it was not thought possible to achieve such a high quality in the small size of a snuff bottle.

Made in Jingdezhen.


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