Snuff bottle with flowers and rocks


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 221

This snuff bottle displays an opaque white background and poetic inscriptions on its back, which, together with a shared use of enamel, reflects the ties between the glass workshops in Beijing and the kilns at Jingdezhen. Visually, it resembles a small group of eighteenth-century imperial white porcelain with fine enamel painting combining painting and poem. Such porcelains were painted at the court in Beijing rather than at the Jingdezhen kilns farther south.

Snuff bottle with flowers and rocks, Painted enamel on glass with nephrite stopper, China

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