An unusual blue overlay glass snuff bottle, late Qing dynasty

Of slender pear-shaped form, resting on a short straight foot, well carved through the transparent blue overlay with two tear-shaped panels depicting crashing and frothing waves below a full moon, stopper. 6.9cm (2¾in) high (2). Sold for HK$16,800

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, 21 May 2009. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Hotel, Admiralty, Hong Kong www.bonhams.com