The first, transparent glass bottle, 1800-1900, is carved through the opaque black glass overlay with four large goldfish. The second, translucent milky-glass bottle, is carved through the translucent green-blue overlay on one side with a carp swimming above a lotus plant, and on the other side with a blossoming lotus plant emerging from waves.
2 ½ in. and 2 3/8 in. (6.3 and 5.8 cm.) high, glass and rose quartz stoppers
Black overlay bottle:
Prince Jenkins Antiques, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1993.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 574.
Green overlay bottle:
Bob C. Stevens Collection.
Rachel Holden Collection, New York.
Vanessa F. Holden Collection, New York, 1995.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 1966.

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