A pair of imperial yellow glass snuff bottles,18th Century.

These slender bottles, in an imperial yellow of a rich dark egg yolk colour are attributed to Beijing. It is unusual to find snuff bottles in pairs, each 4.4cm.

Imperial yellow can vary from pale lemon yellow to a rich dark egg yolk colour, and as the term suggests, it was traditionally reserved strictly for imperial use.

REFERENCE: CSBG28 & CSBG29

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