Five Overlay Glass Snuff Bottles Qing Dynasty, 18th - 19th Century | 清十八至十九世紀 雙色套料鼻煙壺五件
Five Overlay Glass Snuff Bottles
Qing Dynasty, 18th - 19th Century
the 'oxen' bottle with two inscriptions reading Sha shi zhenqi ('Plaything of the Sha family'), wu niu (five oxen), with coral, quartz, pink tourmaline, jadeite and agate stoppers
4.6, 5.3, 5.4, 6 and 6.8 cm
Occasional nicks, including a flake to the 'toad' bottle and a chip to the waves of the 'ducks' bottle.
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Black-overlay glass 'precious objects' snuff bottle: C.K. Liang, Jade House, Hong Kong, 21st October 1979 (HKD2,000).
Blue-overlay yellow glass 'ducks' snuff bottle: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 5th November 1997, lot 2113 (HKD20,700).
Green overlay brown glass 'frog and lotus' snuff bottle: C.K. Liang, Jade House, Hong Kong, 23rd October 1979 (HKD2,800).