London, South Kensington
12 May 2015
A GROUP OF FOUR GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES
The group comprises a transparent mustard-yellow glass bottle moulded with prunus blossoms, with green glass stopper; a transparent ruby glass bottle, with glass stopper; an overlay glass bottle carved through red glass layers with dragons, with tourmaline stopper and wood stand; and a red glass flower-shaped bottle, with green glass stopper and wood stand.
The largest 2 ½ in. (6.5 cm.) high
Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. Collection.
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The yellow glass snuff bottle: Philip Mak, The Chinese Collection at the GBR Museum, Manila: 1998, no. 45.
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