Chinese & other Asian Works of Art

7 Sep 2011, starting at 10:30 BST .

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A mottled chalcedony, Chinese snuff bottle with mythological animal head handles; and white-metal mounted stopper

A banded agate Chinese snuff bottle; with stopper

An orange cornelian Chinese snuff bottle; with a stopper

A hair-crystal Chinese snuff bottle; together with a semi-translucent smoky quartz bottle

A chalcedony Chinese snuff bottle with mottled inclusions; with stopper

Three Chinese snuff bottles, comprising: one in cornelian decorated with Natural History designs;

A moss-agate Chinese snuff bottle with white metal-mounted jadeite, or other green, stopper

An agate Chinese snuff bottle with coral stopper; together with five other bottles

An elegant grey/mottled agate Chinese snuff bottle with metal mounted, jadeite or other stone, stopper

A macaroni agate Chinese snuff bottle without stopper; together with a glass bottle and jadeite stopper

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Buyer's Premium Rates
27.5% on the first £2,500 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £2,500 up to and including £300,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £300,000 up to and including £3,000,000;
and 13.9% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of £3,000,000.

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Y CITES

Subject to CITES regulations when exporting items outside of the EU, see clause 13.

Item contains ruby or jadeite

Please note that as a result of recent legislation ruby and jadeite gem stones of Burmese (Myanmar) origin may not be imported into the US. Rubies and jadeite of non-Burmese origin require certification before import into the US.

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