The design of a katydid was particularly popular during the mid-Qing period, from the late Qianlong reign into the Daoguang reign in the early nineteenth century. The motif is found on enameled glass snuff bottles with Imperial Guyue Xuan marks (see Moss, Graham and Tsang, The Art of the Chinese Snuff Bottle. The J & J Collection, New York, 1993, Volume I, pp. 346-347, no. 201, for an example).
A similar example from the Blanche B. Exstein Collection was sold at Christie's New York, 21 March 2002, lot 74.