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A blue overlay glass snuff bottle. Beijing Palace Workshops, incised Qianlong four-character mark and of the period

Of flattened circular form raised on a short oval base, finely cut through the sapphire blue overlay to the opaque white glass to depict a blossoming lotus scroll, stopper.  5.7cm (2½in) high (2). Estimate: HK$60,000 - 80,000, $7,700 - 10,000. Unsold

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, 21 May 2009. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Hotel, Admiralty, Hong Kong www.bonhams.com