• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2845

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    23 - 24 March 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 144

    Two Chinese hornbill snuffbottles and stoppers, an ivory snuffbottle and stopper and a hornbill netsuke

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Two Chinese hornbill snuffbottles and stoppers, an ivory snuffbottle and stopper and a hornbill netsuke
    19th Century
    Comprising a hornbill snuffbottle carved to one side with a dignitary being carried up a hill, the other side carved with workmen and an ox, with mask handles in red; a hornbill snuffbottle carved to both sides with birds; an ivory snuffbottle carved with panels of ladies; and a hornbill netsuke depicting a frog on a leaf, with ojime (4)


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