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    Sale 11786

    The Ruth and Carl Barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles: Part II

    16 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 517

    A SILHOUETTE AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

    1780-1860

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SILHOUETTE AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
    1780-1860
    The bottle is subtly carved in the russet-colored pattern of the honey-colored stone with a boy happily clutching a lotus blossom, on which a bird is perched, in his raised hand.
    2 in. (5.1 cm.) high, shell and glass stopper


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    The combination of a boy (zi) and lotus (lian) forms the rebus, lian sheng gui zi (may you continuously give birth to distinguished sons).

    Provenance

    Robert Kleiner, Belfont Company Ltd., Hong Kong, 1993.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 2561.


    Exhibited

    Boston, International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society Convention, The Barron Collection, 23-26 September 2008.