London, South Kensington
5 December 2002
A light snowstorm ground red overlay glass snuff bottle
of round form, carved through the overlay with a horse tied to a post, the reverse with calligraphy, the narrow sides with lion-mask and fixed-ring handles, stopper -- 2 3/8in. (6cm.) high, (minor wear).
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