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The Meriem Collection. Lot 692

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**AN UNUSUAL RED OVERLAY WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
PROBABLY IMPERIAL, PROBABLY PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1760-1820
Of compressed pear shape with flat lip and recessed foot surrounded by a footrim, well
carved through the transparent red layer to the translucent white ground with two chi
dragons biting the edge of shou character on one side while touching with their right
forefeet the opposite edge of the shou character on the reverse, stained agate stopper
with gilt-metal collar
5.1 cm. high
$6,000-8,000

P R O V E N A N C E :
Hugh Moss Ltd.

The combination of the chi dragons and the shou medallion seems to be an evolution in artistic
design in the later part of the Qianlong reign. See a red overlay white glass snuff bottle with
dragons surrounding a stylized shou character in the Bloch collection, illustrated in Moss, Graham,
Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, Vol. 5, Glass, no. 884.
1760–1820

The Meriem Collection. Lot 692

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