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Antique Chinese Inside Reverse Painted Overlayed Peking Glass Snuff Bottle (Code 1128)

  • £22000


A late 19th or early 20th century Chinese snuff bottle.  It is in clear glass with black (very deep purple with a light shone through) overlay cut back in the Peking style.  The bottle is inside reverse painted with a character in traditional dress with a blossoming tree to the background.  The reverse has an inscription and red signature mark , the painting is somewhat is the style of Ma Shaoxuan.  The lid is in a green stone, possibly chalcedony, and the spoon is set into a cork.  To the base is a further character mark etched into the glass.  A very decorative piece, and nice with the overlayed and cut back glass



Generally good with no major faults.  Normal period wear.  A few scratches to the body and one slightly deeper small scratch to the front.  Slight nick to the inner lip opening, cork possibly a replacement.

Approx Dimensions

Height: 9.3 cm ( 3 5/8 inch )

Width: 3 cm ( 1 1/8 inch )

Weight: 52 grams (before packing)

Stock Code:  1128  AP18-2



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