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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 579

    TWO OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES

    1800-1900

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TWO OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES
    1800-1900
    The first, transparent glass bottle, 1800-1900, is carved through the opaque black glass overlay with four large goldfish. The second, translucent milky-glass bottle, is carved through the translucent green-blue overlay on one side with a carp swimming above a lotus plant, and on the other side with a blossoming lotus plant emerging from waves.
    2 ½ in. and 2 3/8 in. (6.3 and 5.8 cm.) high, glass and rose quartz stoppers


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    Provenance

    Black overlay bottle:
    Prince Jenkins Antiques, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1993.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 574.
    Green overlay bottle:
    Bob C. Stevens Collection.
    Rachel Holden Collection, New York.
    Vanessa F. Holden Collection, New York, 1995.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 1966.