A glass snuff bottle of flattened rounded form and flat lip, finely carved through overlays of brown, yellow, blue, pink and green on an opaque milk glass ground, on one side with two ducks in a pond with lotus flowers and leaves, a butterfly and a dragonfly; the reverse with a cat on a pierced rock, sprays of peony and chrysanthemum, two butterflies and on bird on flight and an oval seal which reads: ji xiang “auspiciousness”
Brown glass oval foot and neck rim, mask ring handles to the sides.
China, Yangzhou school, 19th century
H : 6 cm
An Italian collection
Clare Lawrence Ltd., Londres, June 13th, 1996