A 19th century Chinese snuff bottle of flattened rounded form, carved from malachite, then finely etched and gilded with gold. Delicately carved footrim and mask handles. Well hollowed. One side depicting a beauty with lantern and fireflies, the other boys bearing tributes. Calligraphy adorns each side. Well hollowed, and measuring 6.1 cm to stopper top, or 2.4 inches. No losses or damage, a fine addition to any collection!
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