8 October 2020
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A BLUE OVERLAY SNOWFLAKE GLASS ‘PRUNUS’ SNUFF BOTTLE
QING DYNASTY, 1760-1820
The bottle is carved through a blue overlay with two blossoming prunus trees, the foot carved as a large prunus flower. Together with a sapphire-blue overlay white glass snuff dish (attributed to Beijing, 1770-1840).
Bottle: 2.15/16 in. (7.5 cm.) high, coral stopper;
Dish: 1 ¾ in. (4.4 cm.) diam. (2)
Bottle: Robert Hall, London, 1985
Snuff Bottles from the Mary and George Bloch Collection: Part VI, sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 27 May 2013, lot 243
Dish: Acquired in Hong Kong, April 1998
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Bottle: Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol. 5, Hong Kong, 2002, no. 933
This item can only be shipped to addresses within Hong Kong or collected from our Hong Kong saleroom and office.
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