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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 554

    A FIVE-COLOR-OVERLAY MILKY-WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

    1800-1880

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    Estimate

    A FIVE-COLOR-OVERLAY MILKY-WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
    1800-1880
    The bottle is carved through the transparent red, green, blue, black and amber-tone overlay, to the opaque milky-white ground on both sides with a spotted deer, a bat, a rock, and a mandarin duck with a lotus pad, blossom and seed pod. The narrow sides are decorated with flowering plants above the red foot rim.
    2 in. (5.1 cm.) high, red glass and turquoise stopper


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    Provenance

    John Ault Collection, Bangkok, no. 15.
    Robert Kleiner, London, 2002.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 3485.


    Literature

    R. Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of John Ault, London, 1990, no. 15, p. 14.