16 March 2016
A CARVED WHITE GLASS ELEPHANT-FORM SNUFF BOTTLE
PROBABLY PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1770-1850
The opaque white glass is carved as a caparisoned elephant shown with its head turned, and with a ruyi-lappet collar below the neck.
2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) high, hardstone stopper
Mrs. Edward Dane.
Skinner's, Boston, April 2008, lot 165
Robert Hall, London, 2008.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5180.
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For a similar pachyderm-form glass bottle see Moss, Graham, Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, the Mary and George Bloch Collection, Volume 5, Part 2, Hong Kong, 2002, pp. 395-396, no. 856.
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