Wu Song, who is described in The Water Margin as handsome and had various nicknames including ‘the pilgrim’ and ‘tiger fighting hero’. He was believed to have been a student of archer Zhou Tong, and was also a master of several other martial arts, being particularly skilled in the use of the staff.
A comparable bottle with a shou character carved on the base, from the J Collection, is illustrated by Moss, Graham, Tsang in The Art of the Chinese Snuff Bottle, The J&J Collection, Vol. II, New York, 1993, p. 527, no. 310.