This is an interesting Chinese snuff bottle which we date to the middle 19th century, Qing dynasty. The bottle has a very thick and unctuous pure white glaze. On the two flattened sides there are designs of flowers executed in underglaze cobalt blue and red and green .
The flowers are in an star like arrangement. We have no idea what kind of flowers they represent as I have no gardening expertise at all.
The base the bottle is unglazed and shows the tan clay from which the bottle was molded. The surface of the bottle has an uneven pebbly sort of texture that adds greatly to the aesthetic appeal of the bottle. It measures 2 1/2" high - is 1" thick - and is 1 5/8" wide at the waist. It is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks There is no stopper or spoon - nor is the piece signed.