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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 448

    A CARVED WHITE GLASS ELEPHANT-FORM SNUFF BOTTLE

    PROBABLY PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1770-1850

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    A CARVED WHITE GLASS ELEPHANT-FORM SNUFF BOTTLE
    PROBABLY PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1770-1850
    The opaque white glass is carved as a caparisoned elephant shown with its head turned, and with a ruyi-lappet collar below the neck.
    2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) high, hardstone stopper


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    For a similar pachyderm-form glass bottle see Moss, Graham, Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, the Mary and George Bloch Collection, Volume 5, Part 2, Hong Kong, 2002, pp. 395-396, no. 856.

    Provenance

    Mrs. Edward Dane.
    Skinner's, Boston, April 2008, lot 165
    Robert Hall, London, 2008.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5180.