A group of four carved rock crystal and glass snuff bottles 1820-1880
Lot 5116
A group of four carved rock crystal and glass snuff bottles 1820-1880
US$ 1,500 - 2,000
£890 - 1,200
Auction Details
Lot Details
Property from the Tacoma Art Museum
A group of four carved rock crystal and glass snuff bottles
1820-1880
The largest a hair crystal of flattened rounded rectangular form, well-hollowed, with a wide flat rim to the short neck and an oval foot ring (rim polished); the second a rock crystal bottle of flattened circular form and well-hollowed, a wide flat rim to the spreading neck, a well-cut oval foot ring and each face carved with a very slight concave recess (foot chipped); the third a rectangular glass bottle with rounded shoulder and tapering sharply inward to the oval foot with concave base, the circular neck finished with a flat rim (chipped); the fourth a glass bottle of flattened circular form carved with a pair of animal mask and mock ring handles to the shoulders, a flat rim to the cylindrical neck and an oval foot ring.
2 7/8 to 2in (7.5 to 5cm) high
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