An Enameled White Glass Snuff Bottle


Imperial
AD 1767 - 1799
Height: 5.2cm

Of flattened form with flat lip and recessed, flat, oval foot surrounded by a footrim, the translucent white glass finely painted in famille rose enamels with a continuous design of a heron wading in reeds beneath flowering roses at the edge of a pond, the other main side with a bird perched on a branch issuing from a hollowed rock and peering down at the roses, the foot inscribed with a four-character mark in pale iron-red seal script, Qianlong nian zhi (Made in the Qianlong period), tourmaline stopper with gilt-metal collar.