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    Sale 2026

    Important Chinese Snuff Bottles From The J&J Collection, Part V

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 9

    **A BURLWOOD SNUFF BOTTLE AND A BURLWOOD SNUFF DISH

    1780-1900

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    **A BURLWOOD SNUFF BOTTLE AND A BURLWOOD SNUFF DISH
    1780-1900
    Of compressed form with flat lip and recessed, shallow flat foot surrounded by a footrim, coral stopper with gilt-bronze collar; the slightly concave dish with recessed flat foot surrounded by a shallow footrim
    Bottle: 1 in. (4.96 cm.) high; dish: 1 in. (4.21 cm.) diam. (2)


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    The damp and humid climate of parts of China made it necessary to crush the lumps of snuff that would form, and this led to the development of flat or concave snuff dishes. See the footnote to lot 5 for a further discussion on snuff dishes.

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.