15 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 625
Estimate GBP 200 - GBP 300
A SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE, SUZHOU-STYLE
carved sympathetically using the dark inclusions of the semi-transluscent stone with a warrior wielding his sword against two demons, the reverse side with a seated monks between a lion-fish rising from swirling waters -- 2¼in. (5.8cm.) high.
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