• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 186

    A WELL-CARVED RED OVERLAY 'SNOWSTORM' GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

    1760-1820

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A WELL-CARVED RED OVERLAY 'SNOWSTORM' GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
    1760-1820
    Of flattened ovoid form, finely carved through the ruby-red overlay with an overall design of the so-called 'one hundred antiques', depicting object-filled vases and bowls and various other scholarly articles, including a weiqi board, a qin and a tripod censer, coral and gilt-metal stopper with integral spoon
    2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired circa 1960s-1974, and thence by descent within the family.