A Black and White Double-Overlay Turquoise-Blue Glass 'Figures and Sampan' Snuff Bottle Qing Dynasty, 18th - 19th Century | 清十八至十九世紀 藍地套黑白料人物圖鼻煙壺
A Black and White Double-Overlay Turquoise-Blue Glass 'Figures and Sampan' Snuff Bottle
Qing Dynasty, 18th - 19th Century
with pink tourmaline stopper
h. 6.7 cm
Nicks to extremities, including one to the hands of one figure.
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C.K. Liang, Jade House, Hong Kong, 15th March 1984 (HKD28,000).
Glass snuff bottles created with double overlays required considerable skill and precision, and resulted in vivid three dimensionality.
A closely related example of this rare group illustrated in Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol. 5: Glass, Hong Kong, 1995, pp. 680-681, no. 1003, was sold at Bonhams Hong Kong, 27th May 2012, lot 7. See also another double-overlay glass snuff bottle included in the exhibition Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1977, pp. 27 & 123, pl. 18, and sold at Bonhams Hong Kong, 24th November 2012, lot 24, from the collection of Paul Braga.