16 March 2016,
Price realised USD 4,000
USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A SMALL BLUE GLASS FACETED SNUFF BOTTLE
IMPERIAL, PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1720-1780
The transparent, rich sapphire-blue bottle is of octagonal shape and is faceted on the narrow sides surrounding two convex panels on the front and back, all below a tall cylindrical neck.
1 1/8 in. (4.1 cm.) high, metal stopper
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