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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 482

    A DOUBLE-OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

    1800-1870

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    A DOUBLE-OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
    1800-1870
    The clear glass bottle is suffused with bubbles and is carved through the opaque black and white overlays to depict the scholar Meng Haoran riding a donkey on one side, followed by his attendant who is surrounded by a blossoming prunus branch on the other side.
    2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, glass stopper


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    For a related bottle from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kaynes, probably depicting Meng Haoren's attendant, see B. Stevens, The Collectors Book of Snuff Bottles, New York, 1976, p. 72, no. 226.

    Provenance

    Robert Kleiner, London, 2001.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 3217.