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A BLUE-OVERLAY WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
A BLUE-OVERLAY WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

YANGZHOU SCHOOL, 1840-1890

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A BLUE-OVERLAY WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
YANGZHOU SCHOOL, 1840-1890
The bottle is of elongated, rounded rectangular form, and is finely carved through the opaque, brilliant-blue overlay with a pheasant perched on a rock next to an archaic inscription with a bat flying above. The opposite side is carved with a small spider suspended from a bamboo branch by a thin string-like web next to a small oval seal that reads 'autumn boat.' The narrow sides are carved with mask and ring handles above the blue foot.
2½ in. (6.3 cm.) high, pink tourmaline stopper
Provenance
Hugh M. Moss London Ltd., 1970s.
Susan Lapidus (1948-2008) Collection, acquired 1970s.
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