Enamel on Copper European Theme Snuff Bottle

 

Circa: Eighteenth or Nineteenth Century

Height: 5 cm.

 

This outstanding enamel on copper snuff bottle depicts European ladies and children in an elegant landscape setting. The artist has used brilliant famille rose colors with a yellow base. The choice of yellow reflects its importance as the Imperial color is reserved exclusively for the Qianlong Emperor. There is a long tradition of European influence in the arts and sciences in the Imperial Court.

 

In our opinion, the subject matter, workmanship and material suggest an 18th-19th century date for this outstanding snuff bottle.

 

With gilt gold stopper

Note: There is a minor chip to the enamel decoration on one shoulder.

 

Ex Collection Ashkenazie & Co. San Francisco

Ex Richards Collection, 1994

 

Reference number: 4133

 

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