16 September 2015
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
Robert Kleiner, London, 2005.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4267.
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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.
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