A burl wood snuff bottle 1800-1920
Lot 1
A burl wood snuff bottle 1800-1920
Sold for US$ 2,250 inc. premium

Lot Details
Property of Dr. Martin Roshco
A burl wood snuff bottle
1800-1920
Of flattened ovoid form with a slightly concave lip, a wide mouth, and an oval foot rim surrounding a recessed foot, corresponding stopper.
2 1/4in (5.7cm) high

Footnotes

  • 廮木素身鼻煙壺

    Burl wood (generally nanmu or huamu ) furniture and scholar's objects used by the Chinese literati dates to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), and shows an appreciation for the Daoist ideals of naturalness and spontaneity. The organic patterns are often said to evoke clouds or rippling waters.
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