16 September 2015
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
Goldney Collection; Weller's Surrey, 23 March 2009.
Robert Hall, London.
Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, 2009.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5000.
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