Snuff bottle with garden scene

Place made: 
Asia; China
Snuff bottle with garden scene, 19th century (Qing dynasty)
Hard-paste porcelain, ivory, jadeite (jade); underglaze blue and feldspathic glaze
Overall: 2 11/16 in x 1 11/16 in x 1 3/16 in; 6.8 cm x 4.3 cm x 3 cm; Base: 13/16 in x 1 11/16 in x 1 5/16 in; 2.1 cm x 4.3 cm x 3.3 cm
Bequest of Josephine Purtscher Fellows (Class of 1924)
MH 1986.33.321

In the form of a tiny heart shape, this snuff bottle exemplifies the famous blue and white technique with freehand depictions of a scholar and his attendants. The stopper and the spoon are made of different materials—jadeite and ivory.