A red glass overlay snuff bottle, 1780-1850. Photo Bonhams.

Of flattened globular form, with a flat lip and wide mouth, with a red oval foot rim, the body adorned with a single ruby red chilong amid clouds, the clear glass bottle suffused with minute bubbles. 2 3/8in (6cm) high. Sold for US$ 1,875 (€1,348)

Provenance: John Sparks, Ltd (according to label)

Property from the Collection of Emmanuel Dimitri Gran (1894-1969)

Bonhams.CHINESE ART FROM THE SCHOLAR'S STUDIO. 17 Mar 2014, New York - www.bonhams.com