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**A WELL-CARVED BLUE OVERLAY BUBBLE-SUFFUSED COLORLESS GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
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**A WELL-CARVED BLUE OVERLAY BUBBLE-SUFFUSED COLORLESS GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

IMPERIAL, PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1710-1760

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**A WELL-CARVED BLUE OVERLAY BUBBLE-SUFFUSED COLORLESS GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
IMPERIAL, PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1710-1760
Of compressed form with wide mouth, thin, flat lip and recessed foot surrounded by a footrim, carved through the transparent blue layer with a continuous design of two chi dragons with coiled, sinuous bodies, the tail of one dragon forming the oval foot, tourmaline stopper with vinyl collar
1 57/64 in. (4.8 cm) high
Provenance
Hugh Moss Ltd.
Exhibited
Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, 1992.
Special Notice

Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

Lot Essay

The especially wide mouth, fine hollowing and execution of its Imperial chi dragons suggest an early date for this bottle. The dragons here are not formulaic repetitions of a standard design, but are fluid and dynamic. The carving is well-rounded and perfectly finished, set against an even ground plane.

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