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A ‘REALGAR’ GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
A ‘REALGAR’ GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

PROBABLY IMPERIAL GLASSWORKS, BEIJING, QING DYNASTY, 1720-1840

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A ‘REALGAR’ GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
PROBABLY IMPERIAL GLASSWORKS, BEIJING, QING DYNASTY, 1720-1840
The bottle is carved through a red overlay on an orange ground with a mask-and-ring handle on each side. Together with a realgar glass snuff dish.
Bottle: 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm.) high, glass stopper; Dish: 1 7/16 in. (3.6 cm.) diam.
Provenance
Bottle: C.K. Liang, Jade House, Hong Kong, October 1996
Dish: C.K. Liang, Jade House, Hong Kong, October 1986

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For a discussion on ‘realgar’ glass, see Moss, Graham, Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles. The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol 5, Glass, where its likely Imperial origins are discussed.

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