A TRANSPARENT AND MULTI-COLORED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
A TRANSPARENT AND MULTI-COLORED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

POSSIBLY IMPERIAL GLASSWORKS, 1690-1820

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A TRANSPARENT AND MULTI-COLORED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
POSSIBLY IMPERIAL GLASSWORKS, 1690-1820
The high-shouldered bottle is of slightly flattened ovoid form and decorated with a layer of olive-green, maroon and white glass sandwiched between two layers of clear glass, creating a matrix resembling moss agate.
2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high, glass stopper
Provenance
Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, 1998.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 2609.
Exhibited
Boston, International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society Convention, The Barron Collection, 23-26 September 2008.

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Lot Essay

For a similar sandwiched glass bottle see Moss, Graham, Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, the Mary and George Bloch Collection, Volume 5, Part 3, Hong Kong, 2002, pp. 178-179, no. 729.
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