16 March 2016
A RED-OVERLAY 'SNOWFLAKE' GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
The compressed globular bottle is carved in high relief through the transparent red overlay on one side with two dragons facing a flaming pearl, the reverse carved with a third sinuous dragon in profile.
2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high, quartz stopper
Asiantiques, Winter Park, Florida, 1994.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 1626.
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