Deeply cut ornate red overlay glass snuff bottle with a sinuous dragon in the clouds design.
Round shaped glass bottle with an overlay of deep red glass that has been carved out to make a design of a dragon encircling the bottle. The dragon is between the sea waves and the sky clouds, as he tries for the flaming pearl. The dragon, which has a four claw foot, is deeply cut with scales, clouds, waves and bottle foot ring.
The glass is old showing bubbles in the clear glass and tool marks.. The mouth has a thin red glass edge. The bottle feels good in the hand.
2 ¾”(7 cm) tall and 2 ¼” (5.8 cm) wide. Weight 2.6 oz (75 g)
The mouth, rim and overlay has a number of small chips (please check the photos closely). The chips are very small and well smoothed from age. The old stopper has been removed because it had an ivory spoon, which can no longer be sold on Ruby Lane (or the state where we live).
A snuff bottle that glows from within when held to the light. It has the most classic design with a dragon searching for the pearl of wisdom. A nice old snuff bottle.