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A GREEN AND WHITE OVERLAY PINK GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE 1780-1870 The bottle is carved through the transparent green and opaque white overlays to the opaque pink ground with the Eight Daoist Emblems, fruit and bats. 3 in. (7.6 cm.) high, shell stopper
Robert Hall, London, 2010.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5075.

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The Eight Daoist emblems represent the items carried by the Eight Daoist Immortals. On this bottle they are each tied with a fluttering ribbon in the two tones of the glass overlay creating a sense of movement that is reminiscent of the fluttering scarves in Buddhist art.

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