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A TRANSPARENT BLUE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
1730-1830

Of compressed form with a recessed foot, finely carved to simulate the weave of a wicker basket, enclosing the bottle up to the lower neckrim, the foot with a rope pattern, the transparent material of a bright blue tone, stopper
2 1/2 in. (6.37 cm.) high
Provenance
Hugh Moss
Literature
Moss et. al., The Art of the Chinese Snuff Bottle, The J&J Collection, vol. 2, no. 352
The Art of the Chinese Snuff Bottle, Poly Art Museum, Beijing, p. 100, fig. a
Exhibited
Christie's New York, 1993
Empress Place Museum, Singapore, 1994
Museum fur Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, 1996-1997
Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London, 1997
Naples Museum of Art, Florida, 2002
Portland Museum of Art, Oregon, 2002
National Museum of History, Taipei, 2002
International Asian Art Fair, Seventh Regiment Armory, New York, 2003
Poly Art Museum, Beijing, 2003

Lot Essay

It was common practice to protect large jars with outer casing of a variety of woven or plaited material, and snuff bottles simulating a vessel tightly contained in a wicker basket or entirely simulating basketweave are found in a variety of materials including ivory, jade, amber, rock crystal, molded gourd and glass. This design started in the eighteenth century and continued to be used through the Qing dynasty.
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