21 March 2013
A SWIRLED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
Imperial Glassworks, Beijing, 1740-1850
The bottle is of flattened, rounded form. The bubble-suffused clear glass has yellowish-green and traces of orange-yellow swirls.
2 1/16 in. (5.3 cm.) high, glass stopper, metal spoon (2)
William Doyle Galleries, New York, 26 October 1983, lot 75.
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This bottle belongs to a large group produced for Imperial gifts and exhibits the successful use of small bubbles as inclusions.
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