Two rock crystal snuff bottles (2)

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Lot 295
Two rock crystal snuff bottles

Sold for US$ 637 inc. premium

Chinese Works of Art

17 Dec 2019, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

Two rock crystal snuff bottles
The first a slightly tapering rectangular bottle, one side utilizing the layer of brown skin in the stone, carved with an inscription reading yipian bingxin zai yuhu (a heart as pure as ice in a jade pot) and two seal marks; the second carved as a boy clinging over the shoulders of a bearded man.
2in (5.1cm) height of each (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Monkey-form bottle:
    Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 17 March 1997, sale 6962, lot 0148
    Inscribed bottle:
    Te Feng Company, Hong Kong, 8 November 1997
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Two rock crystal snuff bottles (2)
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