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19th Century, Chinese 'Realgar' Glass Snuff Bottle

19th Century, Chinese 'Realgar' Glass Snuff Bottle


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1462662

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This is a 19th century made bottle of a thick Bulbous rectangular form with rounded edges, thick straight neck, wide lips and mouth, and recessed oval footing. The well-hollowed bottle has been made in imitation of Realgar, with its mottled shades of red and orange in erratic nebulous forms. Its form was commonly used in the 19th century, and its illustrated in the 'Collector's Bood of Snuff Bottles', item #165, page 65. It comes with a blue aventurine stopper with metal collar. It is in excellent preserved condition. Bottle Measurements Height: 2.30 inches (5.8cm) - Not including stopper Width: 1.80 inches (4.6cm) Thickness: 1.38 inches (3.5cm) Weight: 3.4 ounces A similar material bottle was sold at Christie's, as part of the Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, sale #5, on 14 March 2017, for $1,750 hammer price, without premium. Photo #8.