15 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,375
Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,500
A GROUP OF NINE SNUFF BOTTLES, 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY
comprising a smokey quartz bottle carved as a large melon fruit, coral stopper; an opaque white agate bottle with vertical stirations, carved with twin beast head handles, lapiz lazuli stopper; a turquoise matrix bottle with matching stopper; a cream brown agate bottle incised to the surface with tall lotus leaves; a transluscent deep red glass bottle; a mottled moss agate bottle; a black glazed porcelain bottle; an iron rust glazed porcelain bottle; and an enamelled bottle painted with figures in a river landscape -- the smokey quartz bottle, 2 3/8in. (6cm.) high, with seven stoppers. (9)
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