An Inside Painted Glass Snuff Bottle
possibly early 20th century
the bottle of rectangular form with rounded shoulder tapering to a recessed oval foot, the front painted with a portrait of Ge Kunshi (Ge Kunhua, 1838-1882), the reverse with the poem Shan Xing ("Mountain Trip") written by Tang Dynasty Poet Du Mu, signed Ma Shaoxuan (1867-1939), sealed shao xuan and dated Guizi Qiuyue ("the autumn month of the guizi year," corresponding to year 1912), having a green jadeite stopper.
Height 3 7/8 inches.
Estimate $ 1,000-2,000