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A glass overlay snuff bottle, Chinese, 1780-1880.

The bottle has a white body with a double overlay depicting pink Buddhist lions on a green ground of clouds, 7cm.

This is a very unusual combination of colours, in tones which are rarely seen on items definitely attributable to the 18th Century.

The carving itself, though boldly executed, is somewhat stiff, lacking the fluidity of composition usually associated with the earlier period.

Attributed to Beijing.


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