An opaque enamelled glass snuff bottle. Beijing, Imperial glassworks, 1760-1780. photo Bonhams
Of meiping form with a flat lip, waisted neck and flat circular foot, the bottle enameled with a red leiwenborder around the neck, bejeweled chains draped over the shoulder and the attributes of the eight Daoist immortals around the body. 2in (5.1cm) high. Sold for US$31,250
On similarly decorated bottles see Hugh Moss, "Mysteries of the Ancient Moon" International Chinese Snuff Bottle SocietyJournal, Spring 2006, p. 28 fig 32.
Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, June 5, 1987, lot 192
Janos Szekeres Collection
Property of Dr. Martin Roshco
Bonhams. Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles, 20 Mar 2012, New York www.bonhams.com