• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

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

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1171

    TWO HAIR CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLES

    1780-1880

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TWO HAIR CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLES
    1780-1880
    The first of compressed ovoid form with flat lip and foot, the translucent stone suffused with pink 'hair' markings, the second of flattened form with flat lip and flat foot surrounded by a foot rim, carved on the narrow sides with mask and ring handles, the stone with a dense network of fine black 'hair' markings, stoppers
    2 3/16 and 2¼ in. (5.6 and 5.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    The first: Vanessa Holden, May 1998.
    The second: The Gerry P. Mack Collection of Important Chinese Snuff Bottles; Sotheby's, New York, 25 October 1997, lot 74.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN EAST COAST PRIVATE COLLECTION