A carved agate 'Buddhist lion' snuff bottle Mid Qing dynasty
Lot 182
A carved agate 'Buddhist lion' snuff bottle Mid Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 35,000 (US$ 4,513) inc. premium
Lot Details
A carved agate 'Buddhist lion' snuff bottle
Mid Qing dynasty
Of flattened globular form with rounded shoulder surmounted by a short neck, carved through the rich dark-brown ground to the pale beige and semi-translucent ground with a scene of the mythical beast chasing a bird, the reverse carved in low relief with flora issuing from rockwork.
5.7cm high.

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  • 清中期 瑪瑙雕太平歡樂鼻煙壼
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