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.
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.
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