Two snuff bottles
Lot 5173
Two snuff bottles
Sold for US$ 4,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
Two snuff bottles Two snuff bottles Two snuff bottles Two snuff bottles Two snuff bottles Two snuff bottles Two snuff bottles Two snuff bottles Two snuff bottles Two snuff bottles Two snuff bottles Two snuff bottles Two snuff bottles Two snuff bottles Two snuff bottles Two snuff bottles Two snuff bottles
Lot Details
Property from a West Coast Collection
Two snuff bottles
The first, 1820-1920, of rock crystal with a wide, flat mouth to the cylindrical neck now covered by a gilt metal hinged mount for use as a scent bottle, the body of rectangular form with rounded shoulders, oval foot and mock animal masks raised in relief to the sides; the second, 1880-1940, of gilt metal, its flattened ovoid body applied with gilt metal wires surrounding jade and other colored stones inset to auspicious vases reversing a lotus plant, the recessed base within the oval foot ring bearing a four-character Qianlong mark.
3 and 2 1/8in (7.7 and 5.5cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance of the first:
    Hilda Somers, prior to 1952 Blanche Exstein;
    Christie's, New York March 21, 2002, lot 146

    Provenance of the second:
    purchased from Bob Lee
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