Two tourmaline snuff bottles
Lot 1298
Two hardstone snuff bottles
Sold for US$ 1,375 inc. premium
Auction Details
Two hardstone snuff bottles Two hardstone snuff bottles Two hardstone snuff bottles Two hardstone snuff bottles Two hardstone snuff bottles Two hardstone snuff bottles Two hardstone snuff bottles Two hardstone snuff bottles Two hardstone snuff bottles Two hardstone snuff bottles Two hardstone snuff bottles Two hardstone snuff bottles Two hardstone snuff bottles Two hardstone snuff bottles Two hardstone snuff bottles Two hardstone snuff bottles Two tourmaline snuff bottles Two tourmaline snuff bottles Two tourmaline snuff bottles Two tourmaline snuff bottles Two tourmaline snuff bottles Two tourmaline snuff bottles Two tourmaline snuff bottles
Lot Details
Property from Various Owners
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

Saleroom notices

  • 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.
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