A ruby-red overlay glass 'sages and deer' snuff bottle
Attributed to Yangzhou, circa 1870-1890
Of elegant cylindrical form, gently rising from a pronounced oval footring and tapering at the neck, carved as a single overlay with a continuous design of a deer carrying the fruit of longevity beside lingzhi shrubs, a sage carrying a walking stick with his attendant by his side and a crane below scrolling bats, the shoulder with a carved four-character inscription, all on a white ground.
Chinese Works of Art
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