A BLUE AND PINK-OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
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A BLUE AND PINK-OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

QING DYNASTY, 1770-1900

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A BLUE AND PINK-OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
QING DYNASTY, 1770-1900
The transparent sapphire-blue and pale pink are skilfully carved through to the translucent, bubble-suffused ground with a continuous design of waves, with a mandarin duck and a lotus flower.
2 1/3 in. (5.9 cm.) high, tourmaline stopper
Provenance
Albert Pyke.
Sydney L. Moss Ltd., 1963.
Elisabeth and Ladislas Kardos.
Sotheby's New York, 1 July 1985, lot 31.
Snuff Bottles from the Mary and George Bloch Collection: Part IV; Bonhams Hong Kong, 28 November 2011, lot 63.
Property from a Princely Collection.
Literature
Vancouver colour-slide folder, no. 64.
Journal of the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, Winter 1995, p. 10.
Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol. 5, Hong Kong, 1995, no. 936.
Exhibited
Vancouver, Vancouver Centennial Museum, Canadian Society for Asian Arts, October 1977.
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