Snuff bottle with children in a garden

Place made: 
Asia; China
Snuff bottle with children in a garden, 1736-1795
Hard-paste porcelain, glass, ivory; polychrome overglaze enamels with feldspathic glaze
Overall: 3 9/16 in x 2 5/16 in x 1 in; 9 cm x 5.9 cm x 2.5 cm
Bequest of Josephine Purtscher Fellows (Class of 1924)
MH 1986.33.327

Using various bright colors, this bottle’s painter designed a lively garden scene with four children playing and holding different items including toys and a lotus. An inscription on the base reads Qianlong-nian-zhi (“made in the Qianlong period”).