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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 502

    A RARE BLUE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

    1750-1850

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE BLUE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
    1750-1850
    The opaque blue bottle is carved on one side in relief with an eagle standing on one leg on a rocky precipice surrounded by crashing waves, the reverse with a carved inscription reading wei zhen shan he ('power that guards the mountains and rivers'), and two seals.
    2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) high, agate stopper


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    Provenance

    Robert Kleiner, Belfont Company Ltd., Hong Kong, 1995.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 1986.


    Exhibited

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