1780 – 1850
Height: 5.9 cm.
Carnelian agate of red-orange color with vertical white veins, the bottle of shield form with a broad cylindrical neck and flat base, the body carved with epidendrum orchids and lingzhi.
For an excellent essay on carnelian agate and its use in Chinese art and at the Palace Workshops, see Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, (Hong Kong: 1998), vol. 2 Quartz, part 2, cat. no. 339.
Provenance 起源: Linda F. Crawley
Published 发布: Asiantiques, A Fascination for Miniatures: The Linda F. Crawley Collection of Chinese Snuff (2008), cat. no. 17