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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 441

    A FOSSILIFEROUS LIMESTONE SNUFF BOTTLE

    1760-1880

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FOSSILIFEROUS LIMESTONE SNUFF BOTTLE
    1760-1880
    The smoothly polished, mottled reddish-brown stone is suffused with small, whitish inclusions.
    2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) high, jadeite stopper


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    A bottle carved from a similar stone is illustrated by M. Hughes in The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 2009, p. 108, no. 312.

    Special Notice

    Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not be imported into the U.S. As a convenience to our bidders, we have marked these lots with Y. Please be advised that a purchaser¹s inability to import any such item into the U.S. or any other country shall not constitute grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale. With respect to items that contain any other types of gemstones originating in Burma (e.g., sapphires), such items may be imported into the U.S., provided that the gemstones have been mounted or incorporated into jewellery outside of Burma and provided that the setting is not of a temporary nature (e.g., a string).


    Provenance

    Robert Hall, London, 2011.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5276.


    Literature

    R. Hall, Serendipity, Chinese Snuff Bottles XVI, London, 2011, no. 107.