The bottle is a rounded flattened flask form with no stopper.
It is made of glass, opaque white, with overlay of blue glass carved in relief.
The decoration depicts a stylized dragon on each side, encasing the bottle in a strap-work like motif.
The curved foot is formed by the blue overlay and the dragon motif breaks into it.
The glass has a waxy texture.
Snuff is powdered tobacco, usually blended with aromatic herbs or spices. The habit of snuff-taking spread to China from the West during the 17th century and became established in the 18th century. People generally carried snuff in a small bottle. By the 20th century these bottles had become collectors' items, owing to the great variety of materials and decorative techniques used in their production.