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A RUBY-RED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
A RUBY-RED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

IMPERIAL PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1720-1780

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A RUBY-RED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE IMPERIAL PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1720-1780 The circular bottle is carved on the narrow sides to simulate sections of bamboo. 2 in. (5.1 cm.) high, shell stopper
Provenance
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 3639.

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This bottle is an example of an early imperial type, made at the Court utilizing the technique of European faceting. Others of this type were produced in different colors, such as a sapphire-blue example that is included in the Mary and George Bloch Collection, illustrated by Moss, Graham, Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol. 5, Part 2, Hong Kong, 2002, p. 281, no. 793.

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