Double Overlay Liu Li Peking Glass Snuff Bottle with Lotus & Peony Flowers. Qing Dynasty Original.

This fabulous example of Liu Li (Peking Glass) is signed & marked which dates this piece specifically and precisely to the Imperial Reign of Guāngxù, the late Qing dynasty Chinese Emperor of between circa 1875 – circa 1908

The batch colour of opaque white glass is the perfect background onto which a double overlay of scarlet & crimson red glass has been applied before the laborious task of carving can begin so as to remove any areas where the colour is not required, to achieve the wonderful decorative elements in cameo.

All of this cameo carving was done by hand,using miniature metal rasps, chisels and files specifically developed & designed for the purpose. It is a time consuming process, as layer after layer is gradually removed and or etched so as to provide various thickness and transparency to the coloured glass as used.

More often than not, these bottle types would be bound to the owner's waist belt, during times of travel or Buddhist pilgrimage and simply tethered to a belt with a leather cord for example. Many of these bottle types became detached from their stopper which is acceptable.

I have photographed this bottle grouped with other examples, to provide scale & size comparison and for display purposes. The other bottles as shown are also currently available from my collection and are each listed individually.

Each and all, are outstanding examples of Peking glass and this bottle is no exception.

It is completely free of any damage and is a worthy and wise investment piece for your collection.

Height: 2.75 inches Widest diameter: 2.25 inches Postage weight: 400g

Item ID: JJ582

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