An imperial yellow glass snuff bottle, Qianlong, (1736-1795).

The bottle is carved as a fruit, enveloped by leaves and budding stalks, with a butterfly resting on one side, 5.5cm.

This style of carving is most often found on jade pieces. Imperial yellow can vary from pale lemon yellow to a rich dark egg yolk colour, and as the term suggests, it was traditionally reserved strictly for imperial use.

 

REFERENCE: CSBG39

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