16 September 2015,
Price realised USD 2,000
USD 1,800 - USD 2,400
A GREEN-OVERLAY CLEAR GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
The bottle is carved through the transparent green overlay to the bubble-suffused clear glass ground on one side with a frog peering out from behind a large lotus leaf, and on the other side with a large lotus pod.
2 7/8 in. (7.2 cm.) high, glass stopper
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Robert Kleiner, London, 2003.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 3762.
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