Two overlay snuff bottles Probably Yangzhou school, 1850-1900
Lot 443Y Ф
Two overlay snuff bottles
Probably Yangzhou school, 1850-1900
Sold for £9,375 (US$ 11,821) inc. premium

Lot Details
Two overlay snuff bottles
Probably Yangzhou school, 1850-1900
Comprising a blue overlay bottle with reduced neck and protruding oval foot rim encircling a slightly convex base, delicately carved on either side with flowering prunus issuing from rocks, one side with a four-character seal script inscription, the other with a small oval seal above the foot, the sides with animal mask and loop handles, metal mounted coral stopper; and a pink overlay bottle with flat rim and protruding oval footrim encircling a convex base, each side carved with Immortals on the Island of the Blessed, one side with a small oval seal, rose quartz stopper with ivory spoon.
The pink bottle: 5.7cm (2¼in) high (4).

Footnotes

  • The blue overlay bottle with Sotheby's label, Sotheby's New York, sale 7278 [March 22 and 23, 1999], lot 57A/3
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