16 September 2015
A SIX-COLOR-OVERLAY CLEAR GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
PROBABLY PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1760-1820
The bottle is carved through the ruby-red, jade-green, sapphire-blue, turquoise, pink and yellow overlay, to the transparent, bubble-suffused ground on either side with a green stem bearing three single-color peony blooms, and with a yellow bird on one side and a dark blue insect in flight on the other.
3 in. (7.5 cm.) high, glass stopper
Robert Hall, London, 1997.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 2501.
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