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Ma Shiu Suen

Snuff Bottle, 1820-1850
2 3/8 in. x 1 7/16 in. (6.03 cm x 3.65 cm)

Creation Place: Asia, Chinese
Technique: Glassworking
Credit Line: Gift of Clinton N. Laird
Accession Number: P61.8.472

Acquired 5/15/34 at Wan Ts'ai- 76 Man Tak Road

Flattened, cylindrical glass bottle with painted interior. A painting on one side and a poem on the other. Obverse: four houses under trees, a lake, a fisherman in a boat, and high mountains in the background. Reverse: a four line poem with eight characters in each line. Artist's name and seal are included on the bottle. Characters: "To fish in a cool, lonely river." Bottle has a small crack on the shoulder.

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