13 May 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 500
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 700
TWO GLASS OVERLAY AND ONE MILK GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
The group comprises: a turquoise-ground snuff bottle carved in black overlay on either side with a cat beneath a butterfly; a black-ground bottle carved in cinnabar red glass overlay in imitation of lacquer with a crane beneath overhanging pine on one side and with a pavilion beneath wutong on the other side; a milk glass bottle decorated in fencai colours with lotus and orchids. There are traces of a mark on the base.
The largest 2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm.) high, three stoppers
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From the collection of the Duchess of Roxburghe (1878-1937).
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