A group of four agate snuff bottles 1880-1940
Lot 5145
A group of four hardstone snuff bottles
Sold for US$ 500 inc. premium

Lot Details
Property from a West Coast Collection
A group of four hardstone snuff bottles
Including one carved in the form of a goldfish in agate of whitish gray hue (chip to one fin); one of slightly flattened globular form beneath a flat mouth and supported by a flat foot carved in agate of mottled yellow and russet hue (chips to the exterior mouth rim); one of flattened spade shape supporting mock beast head handles at the shoulders and supported by a foot rim all beneath a slightly concave mouth, carved of rutilated quartz of cloudy white hue with flecks of black inclusions (chips, stopper missing); and one of irregular pebble shape of dark gray agate, the side adorned in veins of white stone carved in relief to depict a falcon above a bear (chips to mouth).
2 1/4in (5.6cm) height of tallest
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