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AN UNUSUAL SERPENTINE SNUFF BOTTLE
CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES FROM THE COLLECTION OF A GENTLEMAN (LOTS 2441-2458)
AN UNUSUAL SERPENTINE SNUFF BOTTLE

1740-1840

Details
AN UNUSUAL SERPENTINE SNUFF BOTTLE
1740-1840
The well-hollowed bottle is of flattened, round form. The softly polished, semi-translucent stone is of a yellowish-beige tone, darkening slightly toward the foot, and suffused overall with lighter mottling.
2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm.) high, coral stopper
Provenance
Susan Lapidus (1941-2008) Collection, acquired 1969-2005.

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Lot Essay

Accompanied by report No. 2155897588, dated 28 January 2014, from the GIA, Gemological Institute of America, stating that the material of the present lot is serpentine.

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