The unusually generous and elegant shape, combined with the lovely material, distinguishes this bottle as one of the great examples of its type. Much early amber is crizzled, and this trait, like crizzling on glass, is considered a positive factor among collectors, demonstrating the natural effects of time on a delicate material. It is also in fine condition for an early bottle in a material which is extremely vulnerable to the sort of use it would have been put through, suggesting that early amber bottles must have been in far larger numbers than those surviving suggest.
Compare three bottles of different shapes formed from simialr virtually flawless amber in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, illustrated in Snuff Bottles in the Collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1991, nos. 381-383.