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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 461

    TWO MINIATURE OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES

    1770-1860

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    Estimate

    TWO MINIATURE OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES
    1770-1860
    The first, translucent cloudy-glass bottle, 1780-1850, is carved through the transparent blue, pale green and ruby overlays with two peony blossoms on leafy stems with a squirrel and a butterfly. The second, transparent green-glass bottle, 1770-1860, is carved through the transparent red and opaque pale green overlay with four bats amidst clouds.
    1 ½ in. (3.7 cm.), glass and quartz stoppers


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    Provenance

    First bottle: Robert Kleiner, Belfont Company Ltd., Hong Kong, 1998.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 2782.
    Second bottle: Robert Eldred & Co., East Dennis, Massachusetts, 25 August 1994, lot 267.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 1274.