AUD $88.00
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Vintage Chinese Plum Snuff Bottle

Sorry this snuff bottle has just found a new home.

We may still have some similar ones.

We've just bought a delightful collection of Vintage Chinese Snuff Bottles, that were purchased on a number of visits to Hong Kong in the 1960's. (So none will be younger than that and a few will be a bit older...)

This double sided, cast ceramic, bulbous oval bottle has an embossed swirling branch of applied "plum blossoms and buds" on both of its two sides each of which has a bluish bird. (These may well be Cherry Blossoms or even Peach however the colour of the glaze is rather Plum.) The whole surface is a delicate, translucent "mulberry" glaze picked out with the very raised, hand applied white blossoms with subtle highlights of yellow and turquoise.

The base has some dark blue underglazed Chinese text, which you may be able to read in the photo.

The domed ceramic lid is glazed to match with a dotted central flower in a dull blue matching the birds. The lid  has a cork to seal the bottle and is fitted with a token white spoon. I say token as I assume this piece was made, back then, for the Tourist Market and the spoon would never have known snuff.

However, now it is older and rather lovely, being both small and inexpensive it makes an appealing Vintage Collectable.


Remember, it's from Hong Kong it was bought there....it may have been made there, or on the mainland .......
but one of them was also labelled "Republic of Taiwan" so your guess is a good as mine.

Age:  Mid 20th Century

Size: H 59 mm x W 41 mm x D 31 mm

Weight:  34 grams