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A RARE MOLDED AND CARVED YELLOW GLASS BOTTLE

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A RARE MOLDED AND CARVED YELLOW GLASS BOTTLE
QIANLONG, BEIJING PALACE WORKSHOPS

Of flattened globular shape, the lower body incised with cell diaper between molded petal lappet borders, with a band of confronted archaistic dragons at the widest part of the body dividing simple recessed handles, below further cell diaper bordered by petal lappets on the shoulder and neck, the details molded and incised in fine detail, stopper, box
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For two very similar bottles with Qianlong marks see Bob C. Stevens, The Collector's Book of Snuff Bottles, 1976, pl. 186 and Christie's, New York, December 3, 1992, lot 364. In both of the examples mentioned the handles were carved as bovine masks, while the present lot has recessed handles. For other unmarked examples see Robert W. L. Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of Mary and George Bloch, no. 66; Sotheby's, Los Angeles, October 31, 1984, lot 51, from the Collection of Alice B. McReynolds, Part 1; Hugh M. Moss, Chinese Snuff Bottles, no. 2, p. 25, fig. 8, from the Russell Mullen Collection, and formerly in the Mrs. John Sheafer Douglas Collection; and Bob C. Stevens, op. cit., pl. 188
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