• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1157

    A RARE CARVED CORAL SNUFF BOTTLE

    1780-1880

    Price Realised  

    A RARE CARVED CORAL SNUFF BOTTLE
    1780-1880
    With flat lip and flat foot surrounded by a foot rim, carved in deep relief around the sides with two oxen in a landscape beneath pine trees, a young boy seated atop one with his hands raised as he looks up at the sun, cleverly carved from the natural markings in the coral, jadeite stopper
    2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high


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    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
    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

    Sotheby's, New York, 22 March 1999, lot 74.