Daoguang period carved porcelain biscuit snuff bottle, with very spare ke-yao glaze for high lights. The overall design includes the lotus and a spider. This type of carved biscuit was popular in the 18-19th century Jiaqing Daoguang transition period. The stopper is malachite with an old and well formed bone spoon.
About 3 1/2 inches and in wonderful condition.
This is a pretty rare find, and definitely old. Please take a look at my other fine snuff bottles listed now.
Note 1. A similar bottle with floral theme is found in Kleiner's 1977 "Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Mary and George Bloch Collection", #240.
Note 2. Time table of Qing Dynasty Emperors :
Shun-Tze 1644-1661, Kangxi 1662- 1722
Yongzhen 1723-1735, Qianlong 1736-1795
Jiaqing 1796-1820, Daoguang 1821-1850
Xiangfeng 1851-1861, Tongzhi 1862-1874
Guangxu 1875-1908, Xuantong 1909-1911