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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 594

    TWO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLES

    1740-1850

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TWO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLES
    1740-1850
    The first bottle, 1750-1850, is well hollowed, the mottled stone showing 'mossy' inclusions throughout accented by irregular misty-white, green and amber patches. The second bottle, 1740-1850, is marked with striking bands of white, ochre, russet and brown tones, with crystalline patches throughout. The sides are carved with mask-and-ring handles.
    2 3/8 and 2 1/8 in. (6 and 5.4 cm) high, glass and hardstone stoppers


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    Provenance

    First bottle:
    The Blanche B. Exstein Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles; Christie's New York, 21 March 2002, lot 185.
    Hugh Moss Ltd., London, 2009.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4995.
    Second bottle:
    Lilla Perry Collection.
    Pat Miller Collection.
    Robert Kleiner, London, 2005.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4266.