A green overlay glass snuff bottle

18th-19th century

The snuff bottle is of rounded form with sloping shoulders and a slender neck. The green overlay is carved with a continuous decoration of branches of pomegranate, peach and persimmon. A flying bat is depicted on one shoulder. The translucent bubble-suffused glass is milky white. Pink tourmaline stopper.

6 cm high without stopper



Formerly in a British private collection

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