16 September 2015
A GREEN-OVERLAY BROWN GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
The dark green opaque overlay is carved through to the translucent caramel-brown ground with a dense, continuous design of squirrels climbing amidst leafy grape vines.
2 ¼ in. (5.6 cm.) high, glass stopper
Robert Kleiner, London, 2008.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4738.
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For a similar example with the green outer layer carved with praying mantises, also on a caramel-tone ground, see R. Kleiner, The Nordic Butterfly Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 2010, Part I, p. 227, no. 197.
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