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  inside-painted snuff bottle

 

China

An inside-painted crystal snuff bottle (fig.), known in Chinese as nei hua hu (fig.), with the illustration of a young tiger hand-painted on the inside surface of the glass, besides the text: you hu (幼虎) in Chinese calligraphy, which means ‘young tiger’ or ‘tiger cub’, and the signature of the artist, in this case David Kong.