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Overall H: 11.8 cm, Diam (max): 7.4 cm
On Display
about 1755-1760
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Gift of Helen Mayer in memory of her husband, John
Primary Description: 
Opaque white lead glass; blown, enameled. Inverted baluster shape, with short, narrow neck, rounded shoulders, and tapered sides; decorated in polychrome enamel with a chinoiserie household scene, a woman seated on a stool before a table with two floral arrangements, another floral pit on a tall tripod stand behind her, and two ovoid garden seats with circular holes in the sides alongside; another female figure is standing at the right, holding a brilliant yellow fan decorated with pseudo-Chinese calligraphy; two other female figures stand at the left, one holding a parasol, two "rocks" in the foreground; concave base with rough pontil mark and the remains of a colorless pontil wad; circular gold and black printed sticker, inscribed "GUARANTEED / DM&P / MANHEIM / ANTIQUES CORP. / 46 EAST 57th STREET / NEW YORK CITY / GENIUNE".
Dawson, Hugh, Former Collection
Mayer, Helen, Former Collection
In Sparkling Company: Reflections on Glass in the 18th-century British World (2020) illustrated, p. 15 (fig. 2);
Chinese Glass snuff Bottles: Foreign Influences on an Indigenous Art Form (2015-03) illustrated, p. 8;
Chinese Glass Snuff Bottles: Foreign Influences on an Indigenous Art Form (2015) illustrated, p. 8 (fig. 14); BIB# 720305
Gilding the Lily (1978) p. 23, #8a; BIB# 28960