Chinese royal-blue ground glass and white overlay snuff bottle, carved on each side with flowering orchids, with white glass foot rim.

Rose quartz stopper.

2 7/8 inches, 7.3 cm high without stopper.


Provenance & Additional Information

  • From a private American collection.
  • A similar snuff bottle of rounded form and dated 1750-1850 is illustrated by Robert W. L. Kleiner in Chinese Snuff Bottles in the Collection of Mary and George Bloch, published to accompany an exhibition at the British Museum, 20th June – 15th October 1995, no. 163, p. 246; another related snuff bottle from the collection of Tuyet Nguyet is illustrated by Tina Yee-wan Pang in Heavenly Creations: Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collections of Anthony Cheung, Humphrey Hui, Po-ming Kwong, Tuyet Nguyet and Christoper Sin, The University of Hong Kong, 2005, no. 51, p. 51.