Below are the comments that the auctioneer made of this bottle. Glass with inclusions of other colours at the surface was among the easiest to produce and seems to have been, not unnaturally, a popular standard from the early eighteenth century to the end of the Qing dynasty. To achieve these effects, the glassblower collects a gather of one colour on the blow-iron and, during the manipulation process, lays cold fragments of another colour on the marvering surface, simply rolling the gather across them. This can then be re-heated to completely blend them together, and whatever pattern is created can then be further manipulated as the gather is blown, allowing for the surface design to be twisted and stretched as required. In this case, cinnabar- or lacquer-red glass has been rolled deeply into the gather and integrated by blowing.
The single splash of cinnabar-red on each main side results in what appears to be a true opaque black where it meets the green ground. It is possible that one way of achieving opaque black was by mixing the two colours.For other examples with cinnabar-red splashes in a dark green ground, possibly from the same workshop, see Lawrence 1995, no. 122, which features the same distinctive, streaky marking in the red, and Christies, New York, 21 March 2000, lot 108. Height: 2.03 inches (5.2cm), not including the stopper. Width: 1.68 inches (4.3cm).
Thickness: 0.94 inches (2.3cm). Please allow 5 to 7 days to receive them.
If you have any questions, please inquire. The item "Black and Cinnabar-Red Glass Snuff Bottle, Qing Dynasty, 18th/19th C" is in sale since Saturday, November 25, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Snuff Bottles". The seller is "forestangel12" and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.