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'Realgar' Glass Snuff Bottle

Auction:
2528B
Lot:
1257
Sold for:
$1,896$1,600

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2528B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 04, 2010 9:00AM

Description:

'Realgar' Glass Snuff Bottle, China, 19th century, of ovoid shape, the glass of varying reddish orange tones in mottled patterns and with orange yellow striations in imitation of realgar, green glass stopper, lg. 2 1/8 in.

Provenance: Sold by the Peabody Essex museum, Salem, MA, for the benefit of acquisition funds.
Estimate $300-500

Wears to the surface

Keywords

China, Peabody Essex museum, Massachusetts, Salem, Glass, Glass art, Realgar, Snuff, Snuff bottle, Striation, Tobacco

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