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Canton copper bodied snuff bottle decorated with figures in a garden

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Empress Dowager Cixi (b. 1835 - d. 1908), Qing Dynasty, China; from Empress Dowager Cixi to Edwin Conger, first U.S. Ambassador to Imperial China and his wife Sarah Conger; by descent to their granddaughter Sarah Buchan Jewell (Mrs T. Edson Jewell), Boston; 1991, gift of Sarah Buchan Jewell to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 27, 1991)

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Gift of Sarah Buchan Jewell

Chinese, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, 1736–95


7 x 4.7 cm (2 3/4 x 1 7/8 in.)

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Copper with overglaze enamels




Decorative arts