16 September 2015
A DARK-BROWN-OVERLAY WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
The opaque dark-brown overlay is carved through to the translucent white ground on either side with a design of five bats (wufu) encircling a shou medallion. Each narrow side is decorated with a mask and ring handle.
2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, glass stopper
Morrison Collection, Vancouver.
Asian Art Studio, Los Angeles, 2012.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5289.
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