Qing dynasty The flattened form carved as a vase with double gourds suspended on leafy stems at the sides, the glass of an attractive powder-blue colour. 6.5cm high. (2).
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: Paul Braga, Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottle Collectors, Arts of Asia, November-December 1976, Vol.6, No.6, p.85 Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1977, p.36, pl.43
Compare another similar blue glass snuff bottle in the Palace Museum, Beijing, with different subject matter, pods and mantises, but similar carving style, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 2003, p.42, pl.60.