16 March 2016
A RARE BLUE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
The opaque blue bottle is carved on one side in relief with an eagle standing on one leg on a rocky precipice surrounded by crashing waves, the reverse with a carved inscription reading wei zhen shan he ('power that guards the mountains and rivers'), and two seals.
2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) high, agate stopper
Robert Kleiner, Belfont Company Ltd., Hong Kong, 1995.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 1986.
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