A collection of hardstone snuff bottles 19th century
Lot 247*Y≈
A collection of hardstone snuff bottles 19th century
Sold for £10,625 (US$ 17,350) inc. premium

Auction 19867: Asian Art
18 Jul 2012 11:00 BST

Edinburgh
Lot Details
A collection of hardstone snuff bottles 19th century A collection of hardstone snuff bottles 19th century A collection of hardstone snuff bottles 19th century A collection of hardstone snuff bottles 19th century A collection of hardstone snuff bottles 19th century A collection of hardstone snuff bottles 19th century A collection of hardstone snuff bottles 19th century A collection of hardstone snuff bottles 19th century A collection of hardstone snuff bottles 19th century A collection of hardstone snuff bottles 19th century A collection of hardstone snuff bottles 19th century A collection of hardstone snuff bottles 19th century A collection of hardstone snuff bottles 19th century A collection of hardstone snuff bottles 19th century A collection of hardstone snuff bottles 19th century A collection of hardstone snuff bottles 19th century
A collection of hardstone snuff bottles
19th century
An agate globular snuff, the dark inclusions in the smoky yellow stone carved as monkeys eating peaches, 6cm high, a second agate example where the dark green layer is worked as a crab and lotus leaves, opposite an incised carp in the translucent stone, 7.2cm high, a rock crystal bottle worked in very low relief as a horse reclining beneath a pine tree, with mask handles and two character inscription, coral stopper, 7.2cm high, a carved jade example in finely mottled green stone, decorated with ducks among lotus, 6.7cm high, and a flattened ovoid bottle in white and apple green jade, with coral stopper,
6.4cm high (5).

Saleroom notices

  • The third bottle listed in this lot is carved glass and not rock crystal
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Item contains ruby or jadeite

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