A blue overlay glass snuff bottle

19th century

The oval bottle is carved through the sapphire-blue layer to the milky bubble-suffused ground on each main side with various antiquities including archaic vessels, books and scrolls. The narrow sides are decorated with elongated mask-and-ring handles. The stopper is made of coral with a small jade finial.

7.5 cm high (without stopper)


Formerly in the collection of John and Gerda Reys, acquired prior to 1980

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