The striking design on this bottle is crisply and confidently carved and the bottle has a superb finish. Most known examples of this particular design are in yellow glass although one is known in ruby-red glass. They were produced at the Imperial workshops. See, for example, H. Moss, Snuff Bottles of China, p.104, no.185, Sotheby's London, 24 April 1989, lot 297; Christie's New York, The J & J Collection of Snuff Bottles Part III, 29 March 2006, lot 78 and C. Lawrence, Miniature Masterpieces from the Middle Kingdom. The Monimar Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles, p.232, no.110.