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The Meriem Collection. Lot 691

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Of compressed spherical form with a concave lip, recessed convex oval foot surrounded
by an oval footrim, each convex side with a raised, flat circular panel, the narrow sides
flattened, the transparent glass with a few small bubbles, jadeite stopper with vinyl collar
5.1 cm. high

P R O V E N A N C E :
Hugh Moss Ltd., 1993.

This bottle is an early example of a ruby-red bottle produced at the Palace Workshops. Its shape is
extremely unusual, but incorporates the flat or dished central panel which seems to have acted as
an integral snuff dish. See M. Hughes, The Blair Bequest. Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Princeton
University Art Museum, p. 114, no. 128, for a very similar example, where another example is
referred to by the author, sold at Sotheby’s, Hong Kong, 3 November 1994, lot 825. Another in
the Bloch collection is illustrated by Moss, Graham, Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles,
Vol. 5, Glass, no. 789.

The Meriem Collection. Lot 691

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