• Lot 65

    TABATIERE EN AGATE SCULPTEE

    CHINE, ECOLE OFFICIELLE, XIXEME SIECLE

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    TABATIERE EN AGATE SCULPTEE
    CHINE, ECOLE OFFICIELLE, XIXEME SIECLE
    De forme ovale, l'une des faces à décor finement sculpté dans une veine blanche de la pierre, d'un singe tenant la bride d'un cheval, le revers agrémenté d'une petite abeille incisée, le bouchon en verre
    Hauteur avec le bouchon: 6,5 cm. (2½ in.)


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    The subject of a horse (ma), monkey (hou) and bee (feng) provides the rebus mashang fenghou, 'May you be immediately elevated to the rank of marquis.'
    Compare with another agate snuff bottle with the same decoration, from the Blanche B. Exstein collection and sold in our New York Rooms, 21 March 2002, lot 178.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF CHARLES V. SWAIN


    Post Lot Text

    A CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
    CHINA, OFFICIAL SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY