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清中期 景德鎮窯紅地描金仿雕漆八寶紋鼻煙壺
Snuff bottle with eight Buddhist treasures

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
early 19th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain painted with overglaze enamels and gold (Jingdezhen ware)
Dimensions:
H. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
Classification:
Snuff Bottles
Credit Line:
Purchase by subscription, 1879
Accession Number:
79.2.1151
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 221
In the mid-eighteenth century, Chinese potters developed sophisticated skills in imitating other materials in ceramic. This snuff bottle is an example that successfully mimics carved red lacquer in porcelain.
Samuel Putnam Avery Sr. American, New York (until 1879)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Spirited Creatures: Animal Representations in Chinese Silk and Lacquer," October 21, 2017–July 22, 2018.

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