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A fine Imperial enamelled glass ‘Double-Gourd’ snuff bottle, Palace Workshops, blue enamel mark and period of Qianlong. Photo courtesy Sotheby's

5 cm., 2 in. Estimation 1,400,000 — 2,000,000 HKD

Provenance: Lempertz, Cologne.
Robert Hall, London, 1994.

Exposition: Robert Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles in the Collection of Mary and George Bloch, British Museum, London, 1995, cat. no. 26.
Christopher Sin, Humphrey Hui, and Po Ming Kwong, ed., A Congregation of Snuff Bottle Connoisseurs: An Exhibition of Chinese Snuff Bottles, Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1996, cat. no. 79.
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1997.

Litterature: Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol. 6, Hong Kong, 2007, no. 1067.

Sotheby's. Snuff Bottles from the Mary & George Bloch Collection: Part VII. Hong Kong | 26 nov. 2013, 11:00 AM - www.sothebys.com