• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2339

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    16 - 17 September 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1177

    AN AMYGDALOIDAL BASALT SNUFF BOTTLE

    1760-1900

    Price Realised  

    AN AMYGDALOIDAL BASALT SNUFF BOTTLE
    1760-1900
    Of flattened form, with concave lip and flat foot surrounded by a footrim, the sides carved with mask and ring handles, the black stone with some green and brown inclusions, glass stopper with horn collar
    2½ in. (6.4 cm.) high


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    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.


    Provenance

    Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Gerry P. Mack Collection; Christie's, South Kensington, 4 October 1999, lot 92.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN EAST COAST PRIVATE COLLECTION