Description: the flattened ovoid body moulded and pierced with the
bajixiang reserved on a cloud scroll ground, covered overall in a red glaze, matching stopper
Dimensions: 8.7 cm, 3 1/2 in.
Condition Report: This porcelain snuff bottle is in very good condition with the exception of light rubbing to the extremities of the front and back face and aropund the edge of the foot, a shallow 6 x 1mm., flake to the edge of the foot with associated 2cm., of re-freshing to the red decoration to the edge of the foot and minor re-freshing to the rim; light wear to the gilded decoration.
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