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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 563

    A RARE GREEN-OVERLAY BLUE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

    1770-1850

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    A RARE GREEN-OVERLAY BLUE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
    1770-1850
    The opaque green overlay is carved through to the opaque blue ground with a continuous landscape scene showing a sage on a bridge on one side and two boy attendants preparing a dwelling for his arrival on the other.
    2 1/8 in. (5.3 cm.) high, stone stopper


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    The color combination seen here, with the opaque green overlay on the blue ground, is extremely rare. The tone of the green glass is also unusual. Paler and more jade-like than the usual bright-green tone, the more pastel hue was presumably intentional to create greater contrast with the deep blue ground.

    Provenance

    Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, 2012.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5418.