THREE ARAGONITE SNUFF BOTTLES  1780-1880 (3)

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Lot 216
THREE ARAGONITE SNUFF BOTTLES
1780-1880

Sold for US$ 2,550 inc. premium

Chinese Works of Art

17 Dec 2019, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

THREE ARAGONITE SNUFF BOTTLES
1780-1880
The first of flattened pear shape, carved in low relief, one side with a pair of magpies perched on the branches of a flowering prunus tree, the other side with a branch of flowering prunus in a vase surrounded by other antiques; the second of tapering cylindrical form; the third of flattened circular form.
2 7/8in (6.8cm) high, the tallest (3).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The first:
    Mei Ling Collection
    Sotheby's, New York, Important Chinese Snuff Bottles, from the Mei Ling Collection, 15 March 1984, lot 167
    The second:
    Mei Ling Collection
    Sotheby's, New York, Important Chinese Snuff Bottles, from the Mei Ling Collection, 15 March 1984, lot 168
    The third:
    Mei Ling Collection
    Sotheby's, New York, Important Chinese Snuff Bottles, from the Mei Ling Collection, 15 March 1984, lot 169

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