16 September 2015
TWO SMALL GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES
The first, a translucent white-glass bottle, 1850-1900, is carved on either side through the yellow, pale green, pink, green, red and blue overlays with a central shou medallion between a bat emblem above and below. The narrow sides are decorated with a transparent glass mask. The second, 1770-1840, is carved through the transparent red overlay on either side with a Buddhist lion looking up at a bat.
2 5/8 and 1 5/8 in. (6.7 and 4 cm.) high, glass stoppers
Multi-overlay bottle: Asian Art Studio, Los Angeles, California, 2008.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4796.
Red-overlay bottle: Robert KIeiner, London, 2011.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5135.
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