13 May 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 875
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
THREE SNUFF BOTTLES IN LAPIS LAZULI, AGATE AND HAIR CRYSTAL
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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The Professor Marcel Van Eyck Collection of Chinese snuff bottles (1910-1933), acquired in 1965.
THE PROFESSOR MARCEL VAN EYCK COLLECTION OF CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES (1910-1933), ACQUIRED IN 1965 (LOTS 545-548 INCLUSIVE)
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