Five carved 'silhouette' agate snuff bottles 1780-1880
Lot 89
Five carved 'silhouette' agate snuff bottles 1780-1880
Sold for £3,360 (US$ 5,647) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Five carved 'silhouette' agate snuff bottles
1780-1880
Each of well-hollowed flattened form, with slightly concave mouth and oval foot surrounded by a short foot ring, the darker brown and honey inclusions carved to depict flowers and insects variously portraying a fisherman on a river bank; writhing kui dragons; fish; and a monkey and peach, the stones of varying greyish-beige and caramel tones, stoppers.
The largest 6.1cm (2¼in) high (10).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: the 'kui' dragons bottle purchased from Sydney L. Moss, Ltd., London, 4 May 1973; the fisherman snuff bottle from Spink & Son Ltd., London
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