This apparently unique, early silver bottle is among the very few surviving antique silver bottles and is certainly among the most striking. It appears to have to been inspired by an Imperial molded porcelain bottle from the late Qianlong and Jiaqing periods. Examples of these porcelain bottles include the Qianlong-marked red-enameled example in the collection of Denis Low, illustrated by D. S. K. Low, More Treasures from the Sanctum of Enlightened Respect, p. 183, no. 168, and an example in the collection of the Princeton University Art Museum illustrated by M. C. Hughes, The Blair Bequest, p. 206, no. 277.
Although of different design, there is a bottle in the Carl Barron Collection which would appear to be the only other known silver bottle inspired by a mid-Qing molded porcelain bottle.