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Gourd-shaped Snuff Bottle of Glass Sprinkled with Golden Flecks

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Period: Qianlong reign (1736-1795), Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
Medium: glass
Date: undated
Dimensions: overall height: 5.3 cm, stomach diameter: 4.2 cm

In the form of a gourd, this snuff bottle has a gilded copper cover with floral patterns and an ivory spoon. Its body mixes glass of various colors including blue, dark red, red, light green, light yellow and brown that merge in natural patterns. The shining golden flecks on the ground give the bottle elegance and dignity. This snuff bottle is one of the finest objects made of mixed glass.

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