Four metal and metal-mounted snuff bottles 19th to early 20th century (4)

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Lot 231
Four metal and metal-mounted snuff bottles
19th to early 20th century

US$ 1,000 - 1,500
£ 810 - 1,200

Chinese Works of Art

17 Dec 2019, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

Four metal and metal-mounted snuff bottles
19th to early 20th century
Including a copper and silver water pouch-form bottle with small inlaid beads, the front and back decorated with auspicious emblems; a horn bottle mounted with elaborate silver work with repoussé detail to the lip and foot, also with inlaid beads; the third, probably Japanese or made for the Japanese market, the brownish-red lacquered surfaces with two opposing reserves to the front and back, each framing raised gilt flower blossoms surrounded by butterflies, all flanked by a pair of openwork dragons; the last a cloisonné enameled bottle with two opposing panels framing a similar deer-and-pine design separated by a pair of well-defined, gilt faux lion mask-and-ring handles, all against a black ground filled with classic lotus flowers and leafy scrolls.
1 7/8 to 3in (4.8 to 7.2cm) high (4).
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