16 September 2015,
Price realised USD 2,500
USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
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
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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.
Robert Kleiner, London, 2008.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4738.
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