16 March 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,875
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A RED OVERLAY PALE-TURQUOISE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
PROBABLY IMPERIAL, PROBABLY PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1790-1850
The bottle is carved through the red glass overlay to the opaque pale-turquoise ground with four sinuous chi-dragons in low relief.
2 ¾ in. (6 cm.) high, glass stopper
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A bottle with similar colors and also carved in low relief is illustrated by H. Moss in Chinese Snuff Bottles of China, London, 1971, pp. 114-115, no. 238.
Robert Kleiner, London, 2012.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5308.
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