16 March 2016,
Price realised USD 4,750
USD 3,500 - USD 4,500
A BLUE-OVERLAY CINNABAR-COLORED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
The bottle is carved in high relief through the sky-blue opaque overlay to the opaque ground with interlaced lotus plants laden with blossoms and leaves above gentle waves.
2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) high, glass stopper
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