16 March 2016
A DOUBLE-OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
The clear glass bottle is suffused with bubbles and is carved through the opaque black and white overlays to depict the scholar Meng Haoran riding a donkey on one side, followed by his attendant who is surrounded by a blossoming prunus branch on the other side.
2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, glass stopper
Robert Kleiner, London, 2001.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 3217.
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For a related bottle from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kaynes, probably depicting Meng Haoren's attendant, see B. Stevens, The Collector’s Book of Snuff Bottles, New York, 1976, p. 72, no. 226.
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