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Sandwich Pink Glass Snuff Bottle with Lotus Petals, Late Qing

Sandwich Pink Glass Snuff Bottle with Lotus Petals, Late Qing


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1900: Item # 1340485

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Snuff was introduced into China from the West in the seventeenth century and its popularity quickly engendered a new art form, the snuff bottle. This exquisite little ovoid bottle is very well made from layered opaque white/pink/white glass finely carved into an elaborate surface of lotus petals with a coiled lotus stem forming the base rim. The term Sandwich Pink is rather banal for such a beautiful object; the Chinese name, Taohua Dong, meaning frozen peach blossom, seems much more appropriate. Ex: Hong Kong private collection; purchased in the 1970s. Size: h: 7.7cm, dia: 1.9cm
Condition: Perfect, no sign of damage or repair.