A glass overlay snuff bottle, 1800-1860.

A green glass overlay on an opaque white glass base, the former carved to depict eight egrets, either in flight or wading beneath clusters of lotus, also, an inscription appearing on the shoulders which reads ‘junzi jiusi’, (nine wishes to a person of rank), 7cm.

This bottle is brilliantly carved, with particularly skillful use of varying thicknesses in the overlay to suggest shading.

REFERENCE: CSBG 73

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