16 September 2015
A FIVE-COLOR-OVERLAY WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
PROBABLY PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1760-1830
The transparent red, jade-green, yellow, sapphire-blue and pale-turquoise overlay is carved through to the translucent white ground with a garden scene. One side is decorated with two peonies growing from behind a jagged rock, with two butterflies above, the other side with a begonia plant with a butterfly to either side.
3 in. (7.5 cm.) high, glass stopper
Shakris, San Francisco, California.
Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, 2011.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5177.
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