TWO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLES 19th/20th century (2)

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Lot 210
TWO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLES
19th/20th century

Sold for US$ 2,550 inc. premium

Chinese Works of Art

17 Dec 2019, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

TWO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLES
19th/20th century
The first of flattened, rounded square form, the surface of one side uneven with an inclusion suggesting a tree, the interior painted with a courting couple on a terrace, the other side painted with an amorous couple beside an outdoor pavilion, one short side titled Huanle tu (picture of joy), dated jiazi(1924)and signed Baili, all supported on an oval foot ring; the second well-hollowed, the white skin on one side carved to depict Meng Haoran riding a donkey followed by an attendant, the brown inclusion on the reverse carved to depict two squirrels and a bunch of grapes.
2 1/4in (5.6cm) high, both (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The first:
    Bob C. Stevens Collection
    Sotheby's, Honolulu, Fine and Important Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of Bob C. Stevens, Part I, 7 November 1981, lot 226
    The second:
    Mei Ling Collection
    Sotheby's, New York, Important Chinese Snuff Bottles, from the Mei Ling Collection, 15 March 1984, lot 105

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