A hinged silver medicine bottle
comprising four rectangular compartments hinged together, each decorated on one side with two of the Eight Buddhist Symbols against a brightly coloured enamel ground, the reverse with the name of a traditional Chinese medicine on each compartment against corresponding grounds, the base impressed with two stamped marks, original turquoise-enamelled silver stoppers
height 3.7 cm without stopper
from a Dutch private collection acquired prior to the 1980’s
A similar example with three sections is illustrated in B. Stevens ‘The Collector’s Book of Snuff Bottles’, New York, 1976, pl. 936.