EH50012 Antique Chinese enameled porcelain snuff bottle, flattened circular form with raised neck everted lip, flat gilt mouth rim, concave base, one side painted with iris, chrysanthemum, two butterflies and two unidentified red seals, the opposing side with the same red seals and a blossoming magnolia with a red crested bird perched upon it emanating from behind a rock with narcissus and chrysanthemums, malachite stopper, wood stand. The underside with an iron-red Gu Yue Xuan (Pavillion of the Ancient Moon) three character hallmark (first used on wares made for the pavillion of this name in the Forbidden City in 1749). Malachite stopper with vermillion stained ivory spoon. Excellent condition.19th Century.
Ex Collection: Miss C. Margaret Goldney, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent.