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    Sale 11786

    The Ruth and Carl Barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles: Part II

    16 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 547

    A BLUE-OVERLAY WHITE AND PINK GLASS PEACH-FORM SNUFF BOTTLE

    1760-1880

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    A BLUE-OVERLAY WHITE AND PINK GLASS PEACH-FORM SNUFF BOTTLE
    1760-1880
    The bottle is carved through the blue glass to form a leafy stem encircling the mouth, the body is of translucent milky-white and pink 'souffle' glass giving the impression of a ripe peach.
    2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high, green stem-form glass stopper


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    A similar peach 'souffle' glass bottle is illustrated and discussed by Moss, Graham, Tsang, in A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, the Mary and George Bloch Collection, Volume 5, Part 3, Hong Kong, 2002, p. 973, no. 973.

    Provenance

    Gift of Hugh Moss, 2001.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 3311.