Carved en miniature to depict several bats among clouds, with incised details of a flattened globular form with cylindric neck with flat top, small mouth and deep inner cylinder. Onan oval base with raised thin foot rim made of yellow overlay. Aventurine glass stopper.
Dimensions: HEIGHT of the bottle with stopper: 4.3 CM, WIDTH of the mouth: 5 mm; WIDTH of the neck: 12 mm
Provenance: American Private Collection, old label on bottom inscribed “#312”
Literature comparison: The Ruth and Carl Barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles: Part II. Christie’s, March 16th 2016, New York, 461. (for two other multicolor overlay miniature bottles) The National Palace Museum of Taipei, Lifting the Spirit and Body: The Art and Culture of Snuff Bottles, lot II-094 (for another miniature multicolor overlay bottle).