Ruby Red Overlay on Milk Glass Snuff Bottle


Height: 2.5inches, Width: 2 inches

With Glass Imitating Ruby Stopper

Qing Dynasty, 1800-1850



This intricate bottle has a vibrant ruby red single overlay glass on milk white glass and depicts stylized gourd floral patterns that extend around the body. The stopper is unique with two small chains wrapped around glass imitating ruby. The single overlay of ruby glass was placed onto the surface of the milk glass bottle then polished down to the surface allowing the desired design to remain. The bottle is well hollowed and the metal stopper depicts an outstretched hand.

In our opinion, the subject matter, workmanship and material suggest a late Qing Dynasty date for this elegant snuff bottle.


From a Distinguished American Collection


Reference Number: 4097

Price Available Upon Request


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