Qing dynasty, 1760-1840 The well hollowed body of gently compressed ovoid form with high shoulders, rising from a short splayed foot to a waisted neck, the translucent body of cool turquoise tone. 6.2cm high.
Exhibited: Chinese Snuff Bottles, jointly presented by Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottle Collectors Study Group and the Urban Council, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 15 October to 26 November 1977
Illustrated: Bob Stevens, Snuff Bottles, New York, 1976, p.172, pl.653 Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1977, p.98, pl.229
With extensive hollowing and a heavy foot, this bottle epitomises the distinctiveness of Palace hollowing. For a similar example and additional details about the technique, see Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol.3, Hong Kong, 1998, pp.119-121, no.412.