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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 521

    A CARVED CAMEO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

    1750-1860

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CARVED CAMEO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
    1750-1860
    The grey-colored stone is carved in relief through the dark russet 'skin' on one side to show two circling Buddhist lions with a brocade ball to the side. The reverse is carved with an orchid emerging from a cliff in low relief through an amber-colored plane.
    2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, glass and hardstone stopper


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    Provenance

    The Wise Collection.
    Asian Art Studio, Los Angeles, California, 2008.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4801.