AUD $160.00
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Vintage Chinese Goldfish Snuff Bottle

Sorry, this lovely snuff bottle is no longer available.
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 delightfully feminine, double sided, smooth cast brass snuff bottle has a very elegantly handpainted/coloured translucent glowing "turquoise" enamelled (baked glass) surface. On this background raised water weeds, bubbles and a pair of "fantailed" goldfish have been picked out in light lime greens and pinks, creating a superb colour combination.

The domed "rose quartz" (or pink glass) 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. (However I'd suggest this is a "Canton' enamel as that city, now known as "Guangzhou", has long been famed for these free form enamels.)

Age:  Mid 20th Century

Size: H 79 mm x W 55 mm x D 28 mm

Weight:  77 grams