Snuff bottle with woman in a garden
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Black lacquer inlaid with mother-of-pearl
H. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm); H. incl. stand 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm); W. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm); D. 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Bequest of Edmund C. Converse, 1921
Tiny fragments of mother-of-pearl were inlaid into a black lacquer base to create the scene of a woman resting in a garden. She is seated on a stool beneath a tree, and a table with a flower arrangement and other implements is set before her. Even more miniscule pieces of mother-of-pearl define the collarlike motifs at the neck of the bottle.
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