Antique chinese jade snuff bottle with a beautiful engraving of a water bird standing amid lotus. There are bats carved on each side. The opposite face of the bottle has an inscription derived from the noted Tang Dynasty poet, Cao Song. The poem is from the Quan Tang Si collection of Chinese poetry and the poetry is five character four line verse which ends midway. The poem in approximation reads: The color of the water still reflecting, the mist gradually letting light shine in. The weight of the wind wavering ruins my fan, while the waves making the moon like a string of beads. It measures 2.25" tall.