A dark-brown overlay glass 'three friends of winter' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1770-1800 Of flattened globular form, carved in overlay through the dark brown glass to the opaque white ground with bamboo on one side, the reverse with prunus and pine with two bats on the narrow sides. 5.9cm high.
For a dark brown glass overlay snuff bottle with similar handles, see Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol.5, Hong Kong, 2002, pp.590-591, no.958.
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