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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 556

    A RUBY-RED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

    IMPERIAL PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1720-1780

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    A RUBY-RED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
    IMPERIAL PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1720-1780
    The circular bottle is carved on the narrow sides to simulate sections of bamboo.
    2 in. (5.1 cm.) high, shell stopper


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    This bottle is an example of an early imperial type, made at the Court utilizing the technique of European faceting. Others of this type were produced in different colors, such as a sapphire-blue example that is included in the Mary and George Bloch Collection, illustrated by Moss, Graham, Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol. 5, Part 2, Hong Kong, 2002, p. 281, no. 793.

    Provenance

    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 3639.