This exquisite bottle belongs to an intriguing group of enameled glass bottles formerly attributed to Ye Bengqi, an early to mid-twentieth-century artist famous for his enameled glass wares based on Imperial originals of the eighteenth century.
The red-on-yellow leiwen collar encircling the neck is found on other Qianlong enameled glass snuff bottles, such as one illustrated by Moss, Graham and Tsang, in The Art of the Chinese Snuff Bottle. The J & J Collection, no. 192, and is atypical of works by Ye Bengqi or his star pupil, Wang Xisan, who favored more fanciful borders. The style of enameling is similar to that found on another snuff bottle also attributed to the Palace workshops, illustrated in the same volume, no. 196; and one illustrated in Masterpieces of Snuff Bottles in the Palace Museum, p. 126, no. 115. They exhibit the same treatment as the flowers here, which are painted in opaque, dark pink lines of varying intensity on a paler pink ground, with leaves delineated in black enamel on color.