A CINNABAR-RED OVERLAY BLUE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
A CINNABAR-RED OVERLAY BLUE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

YANGZHOU SCHOOL, 1800-1890

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A CINNABAR-RED OVERLAY BLUE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
YANGZHOU SCHOOL, 1800-1890
The cinnabar-red glass overlay is well-carved to the turquoise-blue ground with a continuous scene of five goats standing on rocks amidst lingzhi, all below the sun and trailing clouds. One side is carved with a seal reading zhengke ('just right').
2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm.) high, agate stopper
Provenance
Robert Hall, London, 2003.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 3879.
Literature
R. Hall, The Button Collection, Chinese Snuff Bottles X, London, 2003, no. 26.
Exhibited
Boston, International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society Convention, The Barron Collection, 23-26 September 2008.

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