Details
A DOUBLE-OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
1800-1870
The clear glass bottle is suffused with bubbles and is carved through the opaque black and white overlays to depict the scholar Meng Haoran riding a donkey on one side, followed by his attendant who is surrounded by a blossoming prunus branch on the other side.
2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, glass stopper
Provenance
Robert Kleiner, London, 2001.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 3217.

Brought to you by

Margaret Gristina
Margaret Gristina

Lot Essay

For a related bottle from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kaynes, probably depicting Meng Haoren's attendant, see B. Stevens, The Collectors Book of Snuff Bottles, New York, 1976, p. 72, no. 226.

More from The Ruth and Carl Barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles: Part II

View All
View All