An opaque enamelled glass snuff bottle. Beijing, Imperial glassworks, 1760-1780photo 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 


京派 宮廷御製作坊

On similarly decorated bottles see Hugh Moss, "Mysteries of the Ancient Moon" International Chinese Snuff Bottle SocietyJournal, Spring 2006, p. 28 fig 32.

ProvenanceSotheby's, New York, June 5, 1987, lot 192 

Janos Szekeres Collection

Property of Dr. Martin Roshco

BonhamsFine Chinese Snuff Bottles, 20 Mar 2012, New York