Snuff bottle

LL 9406


Snuff bottle of flattened pear-shaped; "mutton-fat" jade carved in low relief with Taoist figures; on one side, Liu-Hai with cash and toad under a pine tree; on the other, a rock and fungus and figure holding a vase emitting exhalations; red cap mounted in metal on stopper. Liu Hai is a Chinese god which represents prosperity and wealth in Chinese tradition.