16 September 2015
A FIVE-COLOR-OVERLAY WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
The bottle is carved through the translucent overlay of ruby-red, sapphire-blue, turquoise, amber-yellow and olive-green to the white ground with the Eight Buddhist Emblems (bajixiang), and the foot is cleverly formed by the green conch shell.
2 ¼ in. (5.8 cm.) high, pink tourmaline stopper
Robert Kleiner, London, 2003.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 3763.
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