• Lot 181

    TABATIERE EN VERRE CORAIL SCULPTE

    CHINE, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE

    Price Realised  

    TABATIERE EN VERRE CORAIL SCULPTE
    CHINE, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE
    De forme ovoïde, à décor de rinceaux de vignes feuillagés et écureuils, le bouchon en verre
    Hauteur: 4,8 cm. (1 7/8 in.)


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    Because of the versatility of glass as a material and the multitude of colors that were easily produced, it was often used to simulate such material as jade, jadeite, colored hardstones, realgar and amber, among others. The markings and color of the present bottle bring to mind coral. For a more complete explanation on such glass snuff bottles see the footnote of lot 206

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT payable at 19.6% (5.5% for books) will be added to the buyer’s premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis


    Provenance

    Drouot, Paris, Vente Vignat, March 1984


    Pre-Lot Text

    FROM THE COLLECTION OF A PRIVATE AMATEUR
    PART ONE


    Post Lot Text

    A CARVED CORAL GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
    CHINA, 18TH/19TH CENTURY