Group of Four Chinese Glass Snuff Bottles
Comprising a white glass example of flattened ovoid form enameled in the round with scenes of boys at play in a fenced garden setting, below ruyi bands at the neck, the base with a Qianlong seal mark; an amber glass bottle of ovoid form carved as an elephant adorned with elaborate trappings, the semi-transparent glass suffused with gold flecks; a green overlay yellow glass bottle of rounded form carved through the green layer to the opaque yellow ground depicting a grasshopper on top of a peapod borne on an undulating leafy vine; and a white overlay sapphire blue glass bottle of rounded form carved through the white layer to the semi-transparent ground with floral sprays. Height of tallest 2 3/8 inches.
C Estate of Mary Ann Bresee
Additional Notes & Condition Report
Blue and white overlay: scattered chips to flowers and leaves, small chips to mouth rim.
Amber glass: minute chips to mouth rim.
White glass with boys: good condition.
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