Subject:Re: Enamelled glass snuff bottle
Posted By: Bill H Sun, May 17, 2020
From the pale hue of the enamels, I'd estimate a circa 1940s (late Republic) to early People's Republic (post-1949)date for this bottle. The apparently handwritten mark reads right to left as 'Old Moon Pavilion' (Gu yue Xuan - 古月軒). Also seen translated as "Old Moon Terrace", this name is associated with a style of porcelains, marked and unmarked, believed to date to the 18th century by some authorities. I've pasted below six links for your info, the first five being comparative auction results for snuff bottles, and the last one containing a short historical perspective on matters 'Guyuexuan'.