• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1161

    A BLACK-OVERLAY WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

    ATTRIBUTED TO BEIJING, 1770-1820

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BLACK-OVERLAY WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
    ATTRIBUTED TO BEIJING, 1770-1820
    Of flattened form, carved through the black overlay on one side with the moon rising from clouds beside a large pine tree growing from a rocky outcrop and with a bat suspending a chime above, the reverse with a pavilion borne on clouds emerging from the mouth of a carp leaping from a pond beneath a tall tree, the narrow sides carved with mask and ring handles, glass stopper
    2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Roger Mereffrey, Governor of Indochina and French Ambassador to Beijing; collected in China circa 1890-1950.


    Pre-Lot Text

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