16 September 2015,
Price realised USD 3,250
USD 3,500 - USD 5,500
AN AMBER-OVERLAY CLEAR GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
PROBABLY PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1760-1840
The bottle is carved through the transparent amber overlay to the bubble-suffused ground on either side with a coiled chi dragon with its head turned back to bite a curled tendril.
2 7/8 in. (7.2 cm.) high, glass stopper
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