15 May 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 11,875
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
A group of nineteen hardstone snuff bottles, 19th and 20th Century
variously carved with a prunus tree branch, with a russet inclusion carved with a cockerel, with bats, one tugging at a cloud, another inscribed and with a prunus, with a further fifteen comprising six of white jade, one jadeite, one spinach, five celadon coloured, two greyish and russet -- 3in. (7.5cm.) max., fourteen stoppers, one of which is coral. (19)
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