WRE 33 red overlay glass snuff bottle


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A red overlay bubble-suffused glass snuff bottle
18th/19th century

The rounded bottle with wide mouth is finely carved through the red overlay to the bubble-suffused glass on each main side with a jumping carp amongst tall lotus stems. Each narrow side is carved with a smaller carp above a lotus leaf. The recessed foot is surrounded by a wave border
5.3 cm high, jadeite stopper

The depiction of fish in combination with lotus forms a rebus for 'May you continuously have plenty year after year' (liannian youyu)

Works of Art > Early Bronzes