An inscribed blue overlay glass 'insects and birds' snuff bottle
Attributed to Yangzhou, circa 1870-1890
Of compressed spherical form, intricately carved through blue overlays in relief, one side with birds in flight and perched on prunus branches, the other side with butterflies amongst further floral growth issuing from rockworks, all against a white ground carved in shallow relief with a butterfly, flowers and rockwork, the shoulder inscribed with a four-character inscription in seal script.
Chinese Works of Art
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