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Two Painted Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

Auction:
2885B
Lot:
175
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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2885B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 19, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Two Painted Peking Glass Snuff Bottles, China, one in the form of a gourd with molded leaves, smaller gourds, and vines, and an insect highlighted in gilt, the body painted with flowering gourd vines and butterflies over a yellow ground, with a red Peking glass stopper and small carved wood stand; the other in the form of a small snuff bottle supported by a gilt mythical lion, the milky glass bottle painted with boys at play on both sides, ht. to 2 5/8 in.

Provenance: A private Massachusetts family collection.
Estimate $300-500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

China, Bottles, Butterfly, Chinese culture, Containers, Cucurbitaceae, Glass, Glass bottle, Gourd, Snuff, Snuff bottle, Tobacco, Vine

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