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Painted porcelain snuff bottle, 19th century

Identifier: Item 29

Scope and Contents

Flattened cylindrical snuff bottle, on ovalized foot ring, tapering shoulder, tubular neck. Two mask handles on side, holding mock rings. Decorated with painted crabs on aquatic plantains, painted in famille rose enamels on brilliant white ground. Four-character mark under foot. Height 2-3/4 in.


  • 19th century

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. Please contact the department for more information.


From the Collection: 47.00 Items

From the Collection: 8 boxes (varied sizes) other_unmapped

From the Collection: 47.00 Items

Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

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