China, Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). The snuff bottle of rounded rectangular shape, with a wide mouth bearing a flat lip, and raised on a black-rimmed oval foot. Carved in relief through the black layer to the transparent ground with a basket of flowers, a pair of birds, and various other auspicious symbols.
Condition: Good condition with minimal surface wear, and minor nibbling to the foot and lip.
Provenance: Hungarian private collection.
Stopper: Green glass with black platelet, carved spoon with an old collector’s number ‘82’
Weight: 23.4 g
Dimensions: Height including stopper 66 mm. Diameter neck 15 mm and mouth 7 mm
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