A chalcedony 'carp' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1730-1850
Of flattened pear-shaped form, boldly carved on one side with a prominent goldfish, the reverse with a pagoda built on a floating rock above crashing waves, possibly the Daoist mountain of Penglai, the colour of the material varying from a rich reddish-pink to a pale white.
Chinese Works of Art
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