AN AGATE 'POET AND FISHERMAN' SNUFF BOTTLE 1800-1860

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Lot 264
AN AGATE 'POET AND FISHERMAN' SNUFF BOTTLE
1800-1860

Sold for US$ 3,187 inc. premium

Chinese Works of Art

17 Dec 2019, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

AN AGATE 'POET AND FISHERMAN' SNUFF BOTTLE
1800-1860
Of flattened rounded rectangular form, surmounted by a tubular neck with a flat lip and supported on an oval foot ring, the brown inclusion on one side carved to depict the poet Li Bai leaning against a wine jar with a cup of wine in hand, the inclusion on the other side carved to suggest a fisherman with details carved in low relief to complete the scene.
2 1/4in (5.6cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Sotheby's, New York, Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles, 6 April 1990 lot 96
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AN AGATE 'POET AND FISHERMAN' SNUFF BOTTLE 1800-1860
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