Two hardstone snuff bottles
The first of mottled rose and green tourmaline, in the form of a flattened double gourd with flat mouth rim and concave oval base, deeply undercut with two monkeys on one side playfully climbing on a leafy gourd vine that extends onto the opposing side (chip); the second a mottled amethyst quartz bottle of natural pebble shape with a flat mouth ring and circular recessed base, the body carved in low relief with a blossoming prunus.
1 3/4 and 2 3/8in (4.5 and 6cm) high
- Please note the tourmaline bottle is damaged. There is a sizeable loss to the upper portion of a monkey. The damage is not reflected in the catalog image of this lot.