WRE 42 A hinged silver quadruple medicine bottle


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19th/20th century

Four rectangular compartments are hinged together, each decorated on one side with two of the Eight Buddhist Symbols against a bright enamel ground. The reverse with the name of a traditional medicine. The base is impressed with two stamped marks.
3.7 cm high, original turquoise enamelled silver stoppers

A similar example with three sections is illustrated in B. Stevens, 'The Collector's Book of Snuff bottles', New York, 1976, pl. 936

 

 

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