Three agate snuff bottles
Lot 1222
A group of three agate snuff bottles
US$ 800 - 1,200
£480 - 710
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Lot Details
Snuff Bottles

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A group of three agate snuff bottles
Each well hollowed, with a flat rim and simple cylindrical neck, the first of rounded rectangular form, the matrix of deep honey tone marked with two black brown patches to either side; the second and third presented in flattened globular form, one with a gently recessed base, the stone of honey-beige tone with a few dark color specks and russet natural fissure lines, the other with a raised oval base, the stone with dramatic black and deep brown cloud-like inclusions; stoppers.
2 1/4 to 2 5/8in (5.5 to 6.6cm) high
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    Auction Administration - Asian Art
    Bonhams
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    San Francisco, 94103
    United States
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