16 March 2016
AN INSCRIBED WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
The opaque white-glass bottle is carved with four raised panels, the front and back each with inscription of a seven-word quatrain titled 'Moon-gazing Pavilion' by Wang Shipeng (1112-1171). The narrow sides are inscribed hu zhong tian and wu wai qi.
2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) high, hardstone stopper
Robert Hall, London, 2011.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5206.
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