Two camel bone snuff bottles Republican period
Lot 141
Two camel bone snuff bottles Republican period
Sold for HK$ 7,500 (US$ 966) inc. premium

Lot Details
Two camel bone snuff bottles Late Qing dynasty Two camel bone snuff bottles Late Qing dynasty Two camel bone snuff bottles Late Qing dynasty Two camel bone snuff bottles Late Qing dynasty Two camel bone snuff bottles Late Qing dynasty Two camel bone snuff bottles Late Qing dynasty Two camel bone snuff bottles Late Qing dynasty Two camel bone snuff bottles Late Qing dynasty
Two camel bone snuff bottles
Republican period
Carved in the form of the heads of a gentleman and lady wearing headdresses, the stoppers skilfully incorporated into the headpiece.
Largest: 6cm high. (2).

Footnotes

  • Illustrated:
    Bob Stevens, Snuff Bottles, New York, 1976, p.204, pl.773 and 774

    According to Bob Stevens, this pair of snuff bottles, formed from camel bone, could be considered as a man and a woman, but the dating of them remained undetermined, see ibid, p.215

    民國 骨雕人首形鼻煙壺兩件

    出版:
    Bob Stevens, 《Snuff Bottles》, 紐約, 1976年, 頁204, 圖版773及774

    壺呈人首形,一件寬面粗眉,神色祥和,其帽成山字形,載環形耳環,壺底刻「大清」二字。另一件面方流有鬍子,表情和善,頭載帽子,壺底刻「大清之年製」。

    根據Bob Stevens的分析,此為駱駝骨,相信是一男一女,但對斷代未有界定。見出版,頁215。
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