A double-overlay pink and black glass 'sampan' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1780-1820
Of compressed globular form rising from an oval ringed foot to a cylindrical neck, skifully carved through the black overlays, one side revealing a man seated within a roofed sampan with assistant rowing the vessel, the other side featuring scholars playing qin, served by an attendant making tea.
Chinese Works of Art
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