Qing dynasty, 1800-1900 Intricately carved in the form of an elongated carp fish, the scales, fins and upturned tail depicted naturalistically. 9cm long.
Provenance: Collection of Mrs Marjorie Inman Sotheby's New York, 20 January 1977, lot 10.
For a similar example from the Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dane collection, see Bob Stevens, Snuff Bottles, New York, 1976, p.67, pl.180 and Denis S. K. Low, More Treasures from The Sanctum of Enlightened Respect, Hong Kong, 2002, p.131, pl.120.
For a red and white overlay glass example from the Qing court collection, preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, see The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum 47, Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 2003, p.45, pl.65.