A WHITE OVERLAY BLUE GLASS 'HUNDRED BOYS' SNUFF BOTTLE 1800-1880

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Lot 272
A WHITE OVERLAY BLUE GLASS 'HUNDRED BOYS' SNUFF BOTTLE
1800-1880

Sold for US$ 4,825 inc. premium

Chinese Works of Art

17 Dec 2019, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

A WHITE OVERLAY BLUE GLASS 'HUNDRED BOYS' SNUFF BOTTLE
1800-1880
Of flattened rounded form rising to a gently tapered neck with a flat lip, the white layer carved on one side to depict boys in a procession over a bridge as other boys play in the water beneath, the reverse carved with boys playing with weapons over the heads of boys engaged in a chess game, while other boys do a lion dance, all supported on an oval foot ring.
2 5/8in (6.5cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Collection of Al Stempel
    Sotheby's PB Eighty-four, New York, Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles, 11 October 1979, lot 20
    Sotheby's, New York, Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles, 6 April 1990, lot 272

    Exhibited:
    Hong Kong Museum of Art, October 1977, Catalogue, no. 12
    Detroit Institute of Art, April-October, 1986
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