Part of a group of Japanese-embellished bottles created by Tsuda Sokan and his son Tsuda Fukuya, this bottle displays a masterful use of materials on a Chinese, white jade snuff bottle. A number of theories surrounding the Tsuda family are discussed at length in the entries to related bottles in Moss, Graham, Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Volume 7, Part 2, Hong Kong, 2009, pp. 563-74, nos. 1703-6. The use of such large, bold vessels on this bottle is unusual within the group.