AUD $160.00
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Vintage Chinese Dragon Snuff Bottle

Sorry, this snuff bottle is no longer available. However, we still have a few others for you to choose from.
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 deeply masculine, double sided, smooth cast brass snuff bottle has a very richly handpainted/coloured translucent glowing an intensely deep blue enamelled (baked glass) surface. On this background a rampant, raised brass dragon, with clouds stands out against the deep blue, with a sky of rose highlighted with bright lime green. The cotrasting bright turquoise sides are scattered with variously coloured "cloisonne" blossoms with lime green leaves, creating a superb overall colour combination.

The domed "carnelian" lid, is set with an intact cork to seal the bottle and fitted with a token brass 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 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 67 mm x W 38 mm x D 21 mm

Weight:  53 grams