• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 177

    TWO CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLES

    1750-1880

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TWO CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLES
    1750-1880
    Both of rounded-square form, one cleverly carved using the skin of the stone with a large cricket seated atop an open cricket cage, the creamy brown stone with some darker brown markings, glass stopper; the second bottle left undecorated to enhance the attractive natural cloudy markings in the stone, glass stopper
    2¾ and 2 3/8 in. (7 and 6 cm.) high (2)


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    Provenance

    Bottle with cricket on basket: Collection of King George I of Greece.
    Uncarved bottle: La Galerie Seie-ta Min, 26 Rue Caumartin, Paris, 1912.


    Pre-Lot Text

    ANOTHER PROPERTY