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Snuff bottle: O.32.14-1938

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Lacquered wood embellished with ivory and various stones forming the design of two boys playing in a garden. The reverse with an ornamental vessel and scholarly trappings, the sides with formalised floral design.
The base with the four character seal mark of the Qianlong emperor

Legal notes

Cecil E. Byas Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Byas, Cecil E.


19th Century-20th Century#
1880 - 1938

Components of the work

Embellishments composed of stone ( various) ivory

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Four character seal mark of the Qianlong emperor
  • Location: Base
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.32.14-1938
Primary reference Number: 168948
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 14 December 2015 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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