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    Sale 11786

    The Ruth and Carl Barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles: Part II

    16 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 444

    A CAMEO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

    OFFICIAL SCHOOL, 1760-1830

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    A CAMEO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
    OFFICIAL SCHOOL, 1760-1830
    The translucent caramel brown bottle is carved through the opaque spotted caramel color skin on the front with a bannerman riding a horse and carrying his command flag over his right shoulder.
    2 ¼ in. (6.4 cm.) high, shell stopper


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    A similar bottle with a bannerman is illustrated by M. Hughes in Small Treasures: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 2015, pp. 40-41, no. 27.

    Provenance

    Mrs. Edward Dane.
    Robert Hall, London, 2008.
    Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, 2008.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4847.