This is an exceptional Imperial, from the Jingdezhen Kilns, Family Rose Porcelain Snuff Bottle of circular form, with round neck, decorated on both sides in familie rose enamels with a large Katydid over a grass field, over a pure white background. The bottle rests on a raised footing. It has a four-character Daoguang seal mark in iron red and of the period. It comes with a green and black glass stopper.
This superb bottle is in excellent preserved condition.
*** A very similar Family Rose snuff bottle was sold at Bonhams, Hong Kong, on 24 November 2012, for $8,870 *** See Photo #8.
Height: 2.18 inches (5.5cm) - not including stopper
Width: 1.93 inches (4.9cm)
Thickness: 1.03 inches (2.6cm)
Weight: 1.6 ounces