A carved yellow glass snuff bottle, Imperial Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1750-1820. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€4,400 - 6,200). Photo Bonhams.
Well-hollowed, of compressed globular form with a waisted neck, flat lip, rounded oval foot ring, carved in relief around the walls with two Mandarin ducks wading along a river beneath leafy lotus branches and under the sun surrounded by ruyi-form cloud scrolls, the glass of rich egg yolk-yellow. 2 1/4in (5.7cm)
Provenance: Asiantique, 4 February 1995
Exhibited: Norton Museum of Art, September-November 1997