A FIVE-COLOR-OVERLAY MILKY-WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
A FIVE-COLOR-OVERLAY MILKY-WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

1800-1880

Details
A FIVE-COLOR-OVERLAY MILKY-WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
1800-1880
The bottle is carved through the transparent red, green, blue, black and amber-tone overlay, to the opaque milky-white ground on both sides with a spotted deer, a bat, a rock, and a mandarin duck with a lotus pad, blossom and seed pod. The narrow sides are decorated with flowering plants above the red foot rim.
2 in. (5.1 cm.) high, red glass and turquoise stopper
Provenance
John Ault Collection, Bangkok, no. 15.
Robert Kleiner, London, 2002.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 3485.
Literature
R. Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of John Ault, London, 1990, no. 15, p. 14.

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