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Old Chinese  Bottle : Snuff or Scent Bottle With an Naughty Secret

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Lovely Old Chinese Snuff /scent Bottle in the shape of a gourd, the bottom & top parts rotate separately allowing the original contents to remain safely within the top part of this flask. The unusual bottom part with it’s distinct diamond cut centre would appear to be devised to trick the onlooker into wondering why the snuff /scent does not fall out, but when you peek into it you will find a rather naughty hand painted image. The Chinese were very fond of painting risqué scenes on all kinds of ceramic items of daily use. There are two further hand painted scenes on the bottle and the makers mark is on the base painted in red.
Approx size: 3 1/2" high X 2" wide all
Condition : Is good commensurate with it's age, all the hand paintings are still in good unmarked order with no fading or chips, the lid is no longer a secure fitting. I have been told that having a top made totally of the same material as the bottle is quite unusual.
A little gem for all you snuff / perfume & bottle collectors.

Old Chinese Bottle : Snuff or Scent Bottle With an Naughty Secret


  • Vintage item
  • Material: ceramic
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