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Chinese Snuff Bottles from Two Private American Collections / A shadow chalcedony 'hawk' snuff bottle 1780-1850

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Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Marcia J. Howard Collection
Lot 6017
A shadow chalcedony 'hawk' snuff bottle
1780-1850
14 March 2016, 10:00 EDT
New York

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A shadow chalcedony 'hawk' snuff bottle

1780-1850
Well-hollowed, of rounded square form standing on a short oval foot ring, with a cylindrical neck, recessed lip, cleverly manipulating the dark inclusions in the gray-toned matrix, carved to one side with an intimate scene depicting a hawk perched on rocks looking down at a younger bird; the reverse left undecorated.
2 1/2in (6.4cm) high

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Provenance:
Robert Hall, 13th June 1988

1780-1850年 瑪瑙巧雕老鷹紋鼻煙壺

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