A carved yellow glass snuff bottle, late Qing dynasty

Of flattened ovoid form rising from a short oval foot ring, carved on either side with archaistic confronted qilins, the sides carved with mask and ring handles, the glass of a rich egg-yoke tone, stopper. 7cm (2¾in) high. (2). Sold for HK$9,600

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