Glass; the opaque white body with an unusually wide mouth and resting on a flat base, suffused with cinnabar-red splashes rolled into the surface.
Robert Hall (1994)
The Golden Autumn Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles by Robert Kleiner, no. 30
The contrast between the dark splashes and the milk-white ground makes this bottle one of the more striking examples of the group on which the decorative element has been rolled into the surface. The pattern recalls puddingstone or the pebbles scattered on the bed of a river. A similar bottle 15 illustrated in Treasury 5, no. 714. An interesting feature of this bottle is the unusually wide mouth.