16 September 2015
A RED-OVERLAY MILKY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
POSSIBLY PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1760-1820
The bottle is carved through the transparent red glass overlay to the slightly cloudy ground on one side with a medallion containing a scholar and an attendant walking beneath a pine tree, the other side with a boy riding a water buffalo and approaching a home on a rocky outcrop beneath an arching floral branch, all between mask and ring handles on the narrow sides.
2 7/8 in. (7.7 cm.) high, mother-of-pearl stopper
Robert Hall, London, 2002.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 3500.
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