The bottle of bulbous circular shape with a straight neck,
standing on a raised and flared oval footring.
Each face with inset coral cabochon to the centre surrounded by a
chased and engraved reticulated design of dragons amongst clouds
contesting a pearl.
The shoulders with lion mask and fixed-ring handles.
The screw-in stopper inset with smaller coral and turquoise stones.
A super, hard-to-find, highly unusual collector's bottle. One for the
19th - 20th Century
Measures 3 1/4" ( 8.2 cm) including stopper
PROVENANCE; Michael & Elizabeth Kaynes.
auction house sale, United Kingdom, March 2008.
Elizabeth Kaynes are amongst the most highly regarded of snuff bottle
collectors and their contribution to the study and understanding of
these items is recognised by all those involved in the snuff bottle
worked in Hong Kong from 1962 and was ideally placed to take advantage
of the ready supply of snuff bottles in Hong Kong at this time.'
taken from the original sale catalogue