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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 545

    THREE SNUFF BOTTLES IN LAPIS LAZULI, AGATE AND HAIR CRYSTAL

    18TH-19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    THREE SNUFF BOTTLES IN LAPIS LAZULI, AGATE AND HAIR CRYSTAL
    18TH-19TH CENTURY
    The group comprises: a lapis lazuli bottle carved to each side with magpies on prunus branches, the carver skilfully utilising the natural inclusions; a 'macaroni' agate bottle; and a 'hair crystal' bottle.
    The largest 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high, three stoppers


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    Provenance

    The Professor Marcel Van Eyck Collection of Chinese snuff bottles (1910-1933), acquired in 1965.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROFESSOR MARCEL VAN EYCK COLLECTION OF CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES (1910-1933), ACQUIRED IN 1965 (LOTS 545-548 INCLUSIVE)