Four carved 'silhouette' agate snuff bottles 1780-1880
Lot 88
Four carved 'silhouette' agate snuff bottles 1780-1880
Sold for £3,120 (US$ 5,170) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Four carved 'silhouette' agate snuff bottles
1780-1880
Each of well-hollowed flattened form, with slightly concave mouth and oval foot surrounded by short foot ring, variously carved through the darker brown and honey inclusions to depict a monkey and peach; Liu Hai and the three-legged toad; a tiger; and a bat in flight, the stones of varying greyish-beige and caramel tones, stoppers.
The largest 6.3cm (2½in) high (6).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: the 'tiger' bottle purchased from Sydney L.Moss Ltd., London on 28 October 1974
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