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.
There is a continuous design of three scrolling dragons forming a band of decoration from the shoulder to just above the foot.
The foot is formed by overlay, with indentation underneath.
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.