16 September 2015
A GREEN-OVERLAY CLEAR GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
The transparent green overlay is carved through to the transparent ground which appears pink from a skim of red on the interior and which deepens towards the foot of the bottle, with a katydid perched on a lotus leaf on one side, and a lotus flower emerging from a large curled lotus leaf on the other side.
2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) high, glass stopper
A. Klein Collection, California.
Asian Art Studio, Los Angeles, California, 2011.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5214.
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