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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 512

    A CINNABAR-RED OVERLAY BLUE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

    YANGZHOU SCHOOL, 1800-1890

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CINNABAR-RED OVERLAY BLUE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
    YANGZHOU SCHOOL, 1800-1890
    The cinnabar-red glass overlay is well-carved to the turquoise-blue ground with a continuous scene of five goats standing on rocks amidst lingzhi, all below the sun and trailing clouds. One side is carved with a seal reading zhengke ('just right').
    2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm.) high, agate stopper


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    Provenance

    Robert Hall, London, 2003.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 3879.


    Literature

    R. Hall, The Button Collection, Chinese Snuff Bottles X, London, 2003, no. 26.


    Exhibited

    Boston, International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society Convention, The Barron Collection, 23-26 September 2008.