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A glass âcafé au laitâ colored snuff bottle

A glass “café au lait” colored snuff bottle

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Qing dynasty - 19th century
Height: 2 3/4in. (6.7cm.) excluding stopper

Of elongated gourd form of even opaque “café au lait” color.

A very simple but very elegant bottle. For an identical example, see Robert Hall, “Chinese Snuff Bottles II” (London, 1982), p. 77, no. 88

Published: Asiantiques, “Chinese Snuff Bottles” (Winter Park, 1987), p. 27, no. 37.

Kenneth Greenstein

Condition: very good, with a minute flaking to the inner mouth and another to the foot.

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