Three agate snuff bottles Qing dynasty
Lot 131
Three agate snuff bottles Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 40,000 (US$ 5,159) inc. premium
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Three agate snuff bottles
Qing dynasty
All of globular form with rounded shoulders, one of opaque white stone with subtle circular light-grey striations that extends up to its cylindrical neck, another finely carved in relief with a bat in the top left corner flying amongst puce and white inclusions reminiscent of the contours of a mountainous scene, the other with traces of swirling white splashes and inclusions against a light beige ground.
5.7cm high (the tallest). (3).


  • Exhibited (left):
    Chinese Snuff Bottles, jointly presented by Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottle Collectors Study Group and the Urban Council, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 15 October to 26 November 1977

    Illustrated (left):
    Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1977, p.79, pl.174

    清 瑪瑙天然纏絲紋鼻煙壺三件

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