This rare bottle belongs to the group of double-overlay examples made in the mid-Qing dynasty. Finely carved through the white and pink overlays to the unusual blue-green ground, the color combination is extremely rare, and the subject matter appears to be unique within this group.
For a discussion of related overlay bottles dating to the mid-Qing dynasty see Moss, Graham, Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, the Mary and George Bloch Collection, Volume 5, Part 3, Hong Kong, 2002, pp. 675-685, nos. 1001-1005.