Copper and gold in the form of an eggplant; the calyx and one leaf in oxidised copper with gilt detail to make it look realistic; an almond shaped foot and the inner neck with a clockwise screw thread. Probably Imperial, attributed to the Palace Workshops, 1720-1800



Hanhai, Beijing 3 July 2000 lot 1592
Robert Kleiner
Mary and George Bloch

Moss, Graham, Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles The Mary and George Bloch Collection,  Vol 7 Part 2
Derek Shepherd, The Heriot Collection: Volume I, 2020, fig 70

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