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

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Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Marcia J. Howard Collection
Lot 6019
A shadow chalcedony 'bird' snuff bottle
1780-1850
14 March 2016, 10:00 EDT
New York

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A shadow chalcedony 'bird' snuff bottle

1780-1850
Well-hollowed, the flattened globular bottle raised on a spreading oval foot ring, with a straight neck, recessed lip, utilizing the natural dark inclusions in the semi-translucent gray stone, carved to the front to display two birds and rock formations, the reverse naturally forming an intriguing zen style image with an ink stroke-like dot within an irregular circle; uneven surfaces.
2 1/2in (6.4cm) high

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Provenance:
Robert Hall, 4th July 1989

1780-1850年 瑪瑙巧雕鳥紋鼻煙壺

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