Qing dynasty, 1700-1820 The body of a rich maroon red hue with deep spots evenly interspersed between streaks of orange, with further orange inclusions at the collar and running down the sides. 5.8cm high.
According to Dr. Simon Kwan, the Chinese for such coloured glass should be read as 'woguarang' instead of 'xionghuang'. For more information and examples from the Muwen Tang Collection, see Dr. Simon Kwan, The Muwen Tang Collection series, Vol.19, Glass Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 2009, p.238, no.149. Compare also another example from the Dr. Martin Roshco collection, sold in our New York rooms, 20 March 2012, lot 16.