Chinese porcelain famille rose rounded pocket snuff bottle, painted on each side with a large pink peony amongst flowerheads in yellow and blue, with branches, buds and leaves in green and white, all on a black ground with an underglaze blue ruyi-head cloud band beneath the gilt rim, the flat rim unglazed.

Rose quartz and metal stopper.

2 3/16 inches, 5.5 cm high without stopper.



Provenance & Additional Information

  • From a private American collection.
  • A gu yue xuan marked bottle in enamel on glass with similar design from the collection of Martin Schoun is illustrated by Lilla S. Perry in Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Adventures & Studies of a Collector, no. 75, p. 93; and another with a Qianlong mark is illustrated by Lin-sheng Chang in Snuff Bottles in the Collection of the National Palace Museum, Taiwan, 1992, no. 40, p. 99.