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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 537

    A RUBY-RED OVERLAY YELLOW GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

    YANGZHOU SCHOOL, 1840-1890

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    A RUBY-RED OVERLAY YELLOW GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
    YANGZHOU SCHOOL, 1840-1890
    The compressed pear shaped bottle is carved through the red glass overlay to the yellow ground on one side with Shoulao (the God of Longevity) riding on a flying crane followed by a bat and above his attendant who is loading a peach onto the back of his stag, and inscribed in relief seal script reading Airen xiansheng qingwan fushan ('pure plaything of Mr. Airen, mountain of bliss'). The reverse is decorated with a female immortal, a hoe over her shoulder suspending a basket containing a large peach.

    2 5/8 in. (6 cm.) high, jadeite stopper


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    Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not be imported into the U.S. As a convenience to our bidders, we have marked these lots with Y. Please be advised that a purchaser¹s inability to import any such item into the U.S. or any other country shall not constitute grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale. With respect to items that contain any other types of gemstones originating in Burma (e.g., sapphires), such items may be imported into the U.S., provided that the gemstones have been mounted or incorporated into jewellery outside of Burma and provided that the setting is not of a temporary nature (e.g., a string).


    Provenance

    Goldney Collection; Weller's Surrey, 23 March 2009.
    Robert Hall, London.
    Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, 2009.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5009.