AUD $78.00

Vintage Chinese Goldfish Snuff Bottle

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 unusually feminine, double sided, smooth cast ceramic snuff bottle has a very elegantly handpainted/coloured individual, pink  "veiltail"  goldfish on each side,against  lustrous 23 ct gold waterplants. on a soft ivory white glazed surface.

The domed ceramic lid is glazed in a gently contrasting dark "birds' egg blue", which is set with an intact cork to seal the bottle and 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 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 76mm x W 36 mm x D 19 mm

Weight:  24 grams