Rare 18thC Chinese Realgar Glass Snuff Bottle w. Deep Red, Ocher, & Green swirls. This is part of a nice collection of mostly Asian Antiques. Very Rare 18th Century Chinese Realgar Glass Snuff Bottle with Crizzled surface and it has the rarely seen combination of an opaque.
Orange-yellow and ocher colored glass. There is an almost endless amount of various shades of these colors due to the swirling and intermingling of the various glass masses by the Master glass makers who made this masterpiece.
And surprisingly it still retains the original'Emperor's Hat' stopper made of Lapis lazuli but the spoon is now missing. This is a fine example of the early production of Chinese glass imitating minerals - in this case it was made to resemble realgar.
The following is the closest example I could find. It has been in the Metropolitan Museum of Art since 1921.
It measures approximately 2.5 inches (6.3 cm) High not including the Stopper. It is in Excellent condition No Cracks! The surface is crizzled, but otherwise i t shows only the appropriate wear for its age. The photos tell all and are a part of the description.
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