A fossiliferous limestone snuff bottle Qing dynasty
Lot 159
A fossiliferous limestone snuff bottle Qing dynasty
HK$ 20,000 - 30,000
US$ 2,600 - 3,900
Lot Details
A fossiliferous limestone snuff bottle
Qing dynasty
Well-polished in circular flask form, the greyish stone with intricate diaper ground resembling naturalistic cell-like networks.
5.6cm high.

Footnotes

  • 清 化石鼻煙壺

    Provenance 來源:
    Formerly in a French private collection, acquired before 1970.

    For a similar snuff bottle see Michael Hughes, The Blair Bequest, Chinese Snuff bottles from the Princeton University Art Museum, 2002, p.86, pl.81, where it is dated 1800-1900.
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