16 March 2016
A TRANSPARENT AND MULTI-COLORED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
POSSIBLY IMPERIAL GLASSWORKS, 1690-1820
The high-shouldered bottle is of slightly flattened ovoid form and decorated with a layer of olive-green, maroon and white glass sandwiched between two layers of clear glass, creating a matrix resembling moss agate.
2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high, glass stopper
Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, 1998.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 2609.
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Boston, International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society Convention, The Barron Collection, 23-26 September 2008.
For a similar sandwiched glass bottle see Moss, Graham, Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, the Mary and George Bloch Collection, Volume 5, Part 3, Hong Kong, 2002, pp. 178-179, no. 729.
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