An agate 'animal and figures' snuff bottle Official School, 1750-1830
Lot 201
A carved chalcedony 'animal and figures' snuff bottle Official School, 1750-1830
Sold for HK$ 22,500 (US$ 2,900) inc. premium

Lot Details
An agate 'animal and figures' snuff bottle Official School, 1750-1830
Snuff bottles from the collection of Jacqueline Sheldon (neé Anisfeld), purchased at London auctions in the 1970s under the guidance of Hans Goldsteinher (lots 201-212)
A carved chalcedony 'animal and figures' snuff bottle
Official School, 1750-1830
Of flattened globular form, the semi-translucent stone carved on one side with a partially cameo design of two figures, one riding on a buffalo and the other training a horse, the opposite side with a scholar reading under a pavilion amongst rockworks, sold with original auction catalogue.
6.7cm high.

Footnotes

  • 1750-1830 瑪瑙雕人與動物圖鼻煙壺
    頒賜品

    Provenance 來源:
    Christie's London, 15 July 1981, lot 340
    Collection of Jacqueline Sheldon

    A chalcedony snuff bottle with similar high quality carving with two horses, formerly in the Martin Schoen and later the Mary and George Bloch collection, is illustrated by Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, Volume 2, Hong Kong, 1998, pg. 372, no.318, and was sold in these rooms, 28 May 2010, lot 20.
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% up to HKD800,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from HKD800,001 to HKD15,000,000 of the Hammer Price
12% over HKD15,000,000 of the Hammer Price.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Customer Services (Hong Kong)
    Customer Services
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +852 2918 4321
    FaxFax: +852 2918 4320
Similar Items