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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 469

    A GREEN AND WHITE OVERLAY PINK GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

    1780-1870

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    A GREEN AND WHITE OVERLAY PINK GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
    1780-1870
    The bottle is carved through the transparent green and opaque white overlays to the opaque pink ground with the Eight Daoist Emblems, fruit and bats.
    3 in. (7.6 cm.) high, shell stopper


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    The Eight Daoist emblems represent the items carried by the Eight Daoist Immortals. On this bottle they are each tied with a fluttering ribbon in the two tones of the glass overlay creating a sense of movement that is reminiscent of the fluttering scarves in Buddhist art.

    Provenance

    Robert Hall, London, 2010.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5075.