• Lot 57

    TABATIERE EN AGATE SCULPTEE

    CHINE, ECOLE DE ZHITING, SUZHOU, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE

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    TABATIERE EN AGATE SCULPTEE
    CHINE, ECOLE DE ZHITING, SUZHOU, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE
    De forme balustre arrondie, à décor finement sculpté utilisant les inclusions naturelles brunes de la pierre, sur une face d'une oie sous des épis de blé, le revers agrémenté de rochers et d'une inscription, le bouchon en corail cerclé de métal
    Hauteur avec le bouchon: 5,8 cm. (2¼ in.)


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    While the subject matter of ducks or geese is popular on silhouette agate snuff bottles (see, for example, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, Vol. 2, Quartz, nos. 272-277), the carving on this bottle is unusual because it is executed in high relief.
    The stone brown inclusions and especially the mottled wing of the goose on the present bottle, creates a great effect.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF CHARLES V. SWAIN


    Post Lot Text

    A CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
    CHINA, SCHOOL OF ZHITING, SUZHOU, 18TH/19TH CENTURY