London, South Kensington
11 November 2011
SEVEN VARIOUS SNUFF BOTTLES
Comprising a glass snuff bottle, with a multi-coloured overlay of bright patches of yellow, red, green and black over a white ground; a further glass snuff bottle, the body soffused with gold speckles over red splashes on a clear ground; a rectangular bottle with yellow splashes on a dark ground; and four further snuff bottles of various materials and shapes
The first 2 7/8 in. (7.2 cm.) high, stopper (7)
The third bottle offered in Sotheby's New York, 22 March 1999, lot 104, part lot.
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The first and the second bottles: Hidden Treasures of the Dragon, Exhibition of Chinese Snuff Bottles, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 19 December 1991 - 27 January 1992, catalogue nos. 216 - 232.
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