15 May 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 6,250
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
A Group of four snuff bottles including an erotic subject bottle, 19th century
comprising a white and russet jade bottle, decorated in low relief with depictions of seated Budai holding peach fruits; a shadow agate bottle, carved to one side with two figures sailing within a boat on foaming waves; an erotic subject agate bottle, using opaque white inclusions to depicit an amorous couple; and a macaroni-agate snuff bottle, streaked to the centre with colourful inclusions -- 3in. (7.5cm.) high max., three hardstone stoppers. (4)
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