Four glass overlay snuff bottles 18th/19th century
Lot 86Y≈
Four glass overlay snuff bottles 18th/19th century
Sold for £2,400 (US$ 3,877) inc. premium

Lot Details
Four glass overlay snuff bottles 18th/19th century
Four glass overlay snuff bottles
18th/19th century
Comprising a flattened pear-shaped bubble-suffused glass bottle raised on oval foot ring, with mustard-yellow overlay carved on each side with a mandarin duck swimming on turbulent waves; a compressed spherical bubble-suffused glass snuff bottle, carved through the green overlay on either side to depict gourds on vines, with lion-mask handles suspending loose rings to the sides, glass stopper; and a double-gourd and a spherical blue glass overlay snuff bottles, stoppers.
The largest 7.2cm (2¾in) high (8).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: the mustard-yellow overlay 'ducks' bottle and the blue double-gourd overlay bottle both purchased from Spink and Son Ltd., London on 19 December 1989; the blue overlay 'dragon' bottle purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., 14 April 1989.

    Illustrated (the blue overlay 'dragon' bottle): Spink & Son Ltd., The Minor Arts of China IV, London, 1989, Catalogue no.161.
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Item contains ruby or jadeite

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