The first bottle is decorated on one side with a pavilion scene, and the reverse with a magpie standing on blossoming branches, all on a black lacquer ground. The second bottle is decorated on either side with a red lacquer panel containing a landscape and a peony with insects, reserved on a black lacquer ground with floral scroll. Both bottles have an apocryphal Qianlong mark on the base.
2⅞ in. (7.4 cm.); 2¾ in. (6.8 cm.) high, matching stoppers

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