An Enameled White Glass Snuff Bottle

AD 1736 - 1770
Height: 5.9cm

Of compressed form with flat lip and protruding flat foot, the milk-white glass delicately painted in famille rose enamels with a continuous landscape in which two scholars stand on a path beside a waterfall and towering cliff, the other side with a pavilion nestled beneath tall pine trees on the banks of a river with distant peaks rising from mist beyond, the waisted neck encircled by a scrolling blue floral design and a formalized lingzhi border repeated above the foot, the foot rim painted with a band of blue dots, the base incised with a four-character mark in regular script, Qianlong nian zhi (Made in the Qianlong period), gilt-metal stopper with integral collar.