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Two glass snuff bottles, 1740-1850. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014

The first, 1740-1850, is of elongated, slightly flattened ovoid form, with dark-brown splashes and swirls accenting the blue-green glass body. The second, 1740-1840, is of rounded form, with sandwiched reddish-brown and black-swirled body. 2½ and 1 15/16 in. (6.3 and 4.8 cm.) high, agate and coral stoppers (2). Estimate $4,000 – $6,000

Provenance: Hugh M. Moss Ltd., London, 1970s.
Susan Lapidus (1948-2008) Collection, acquired 1970s.

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART. 20 - 21 March 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza - www.christies.com