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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 421

    A CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

    1760-1850

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
    1760-1850
    The compressed globular bottle is well-hollowed and carved on the sides with a shell, a butterfly and a spider using the natural white and grey striations in the stone. The lower portion of the bottle is carved in relief with a large fish, its eye formed from a black speck in the stone.
    2 in. (5.1 cm.) high, glass stopper


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    Provenance

    Robert Hall, London, 2011.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5121.