Compare the bottle of this form and colour from the Bloch Collection, illustrated in Moss et. al., A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, Vol 5, Glass, no. 856, where other examples of this type are cited. The present bottle appears to be among the largest known of this type, even exceeding the rather large version in the Bloch Collection.
The auspicious Buddhist motif of an elephant carrying a vase provides the homonym for "peace and prosperity." Stone figures of elephants with vases may be found along the sacred way, which leads to the tombs of the Qing dynasty emperors.