• Lot 176

    TABATIERE EN VERRE BRUN ET OVERLAY VERT

    CHINE, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE

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    TABATIERE EN VERRE BRUN ET OVERLAY VERT
    CHINE, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE
    De forme balustre aplatie, décorée en overlay vert, des 'Trois Amis de l'Hiver', le pin, le bambou et le prunus, les arbustes prenant naissance auprès de rochers tortueux, le bouchon en pierre dure
    Hauteur: 8,3 cm. (3¼ in.)


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    Translucent emerald-green on a brownish-beige ground appears to have been one of the more popular of the unusual combinations of glass overlay. This combination seems to have been favored in the mid-to later Qing period. See Moss, Graham and Tsang, The Art of the Chinese Snuff Bottle. The J & J Collection, no. 390 for a green glass on brown overlay bottle of globular shape, carved with a continuous design of the "Three Friends of Winter."
    For an explanation about the 'Three Friends of Winter' see the footnote of lot 160.

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    Provenance

    Di Donna, Paris, 1984


    Pre-Lot Text

    FROM THE COLLECTION OF A PRIVATE AMATEUR
    PART ONE


    Post Lot Text

    A GREEN OVERLAY BROWN GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
    CHINA, 18TH/19TH CENTURY