16 September 2015
A MUGHAL-STYLE MOTTLED PALE LAVENDER SNUFF BOTTLE
PROBABLY IMPERIAL, ATTRIBUTED TO THE TIBETAN WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1780-1860
The somewhat flattened, apple-shaped bottle is carved in low relief on either side with a leafy, stylized flower spray, and the mottled stone shades from white to lavender and greyish lavender.
1 ¾ in. (4.5 cm.) high, rose quartz stopper
Hilda Somers Collection, acquired prior to 1952.
The Blanche B. Exstein Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles; Christie's New York, 21 March 2002, lot 232.
Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, 2008.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4833.
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