The chi dragon was among the most popular designs on Imperial snuff bottles. See Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, Vol. 1, Jade, no. 99, for a discussion of the development of the chi dragon as a decorative motif. During the mid-Qing period, chi dragons often appeared as the principal decoration on bottles made for the Court but were less commonly found as the main subject on bottles from the workshops at Guangzhou, Yixing, Fujian and Suzhou.