Two agate and three other snuff bottles Qing Dynasty (8)

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Lot 90
Two agate and three other snuff bottles
Qing Dynasty

Sold for £ 573 (US$ 754) inc. premium

Asian Art

14 Nov 2019, 11:00 GMT

Edinburgh

Snuff bottles from a Scottish Collection
Two agate and three other snuff bottles
Qing Dynasty
The two agate snuffs both of flattened oviform, the larger on an oval footrim, 6cm high, plus stopper; the smaller banded example on a polished oval foot, 4.6cm high, plus stopper; an Yixing pottery example of flattened oviform with opposing panels overlaid and carved with designs of doves and a pair of Pekinese dogs, 6.3cm high; a flattened rectangular example in lacquer with silver wire inlaid designs of cash and ingots to one side, and inscription to reverse, raised on rectangular footrim, 5.3cm high; together with a lac-burgaute inlaid example and matching stopper, total height 5cm.
(8).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: a private Scottish collection, and by descent to the current owner.

    For similar examples, see lot 134 in the Bloch Collection, sold at Bonhams Hong Kong, 23 November 2010, and lot 1028 in the Collection of Barbara and Marvin Dicker, sold at Bonhams New York, 16 March 2015.
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