A very rare and unusual enameled white glass snuff bottle
Imperial, Palace workshops, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period, circa 1750-1780
With flat lip and recessed flat foot surrounded by a protruding flattened oval footrim, the opaque milky-white glass finely painted with shaped cartouches on each side framed by foliate borders, depicting on one side two conversing scholars standing on a path beneath a waterfall and towering cliffs, and on the other with two scholars crossing a bridge over a lake, all against a rare pinkish-gray 'puddingstone' ground, the mouth and footrim gilt, the foot inscribed with the reign mark in blue regular script, matching stopper.
1 7/8in (4.9cm) high (2).
Chinese Works of Art
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