16 September 2015,
Price realised USD 5,000
USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A PALE-GREEN OVERLAY CLEAR GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
The bottle is carved through transparent pale green overlay to the bubble-suffused ground on one side with a duck swimming in a lotus pond, and with a carp leaping out of the pond to grasp a water weed on the opposite side. The foot is formed by the stem of the lotus leaf that encircles the lower portion of the bottle.
2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high, glass stopper
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The subject of a fish with lotus forms the rebus meaning '[May you have] abundance year after year'. The words for lotus (lian) and ducks (yazi) evoke the term lianjia which conveys a desire to be first on the list for the three-level (district, provincial and capital) civil service examinations in succession.
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