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A red overlay glass snuff bottle with dragons


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1900: Item # 817733

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1750 – 1820
Height: 6.4 cm.

Ruby-red glass on a dense snowflake ground carved with a five-claw dragon chasing a flaming pearl while another dragon is emerging from scrolling waves, the bottle of globular form with a recessed foot and a broad neck and mouth.

Bats and clouds form the rebus "May you have good fortune or luck." See Terese Tse Bartholomew, Hidden Meaning in Chinese Art (San Francisco: 2006), no. 1.1.3. Compare to a bottle of opaque glass with the identical carving illustrated in Bob C. Stevens, The Collector's Book of Snuff Bottles (New York: 1976), cat. no. 197.

Provenance 起源:
Linda F. Crawley
Christopher Randall

Published 发布:
Asiantiques, A Fascination for Miniatures: The Linda F. Crawley Collection of Chinese Snuff (2008), cat. no. 77
Asiantiques, Chinese Snuff Bottles (Winter Park FL: Fall 1997), cat. no. 43

Ref. 817733