16 September 2015,
Price realised USD 16,250
USD 1,800 - USD 2,400
A RED-OVERLAY WHITE GLASS DOUBLE-GOURD-FORM SNUFF BOTTLE
The transparent ruby-red glass overlay is carved through to the translucent white ground with a continuous design of double-gourds growing on curling vines amongst flat, circular leaves, all linked by a single vine in the waisted center. The foot is formed by three gourds.
2 ½ in, (6.3 cm.) high, agate stopper
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For a similar example, with the addition of a red band around the center, see R. Kleiner, The Mengxin Cradle of the Heart Collection of Chinese Double-Gourd Snuff Bottles, Part I, Hong Kong, 2009, p. 32, no. 30.
Robert Kleiner, London, 2005.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4267.
Boston, International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society Convention, The Barron Collection, 23-26 September 2008.
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