Details
A CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
1760-1850
The compressed globular bottle is well-hollowed and carved on the sides with a shell, a butterfly and a spider using the natural white and grey striations in the stone. The lower portion of the bottle is carved in relief with a large fish, its eye formed from a black speck in the stone.
2 in. (5.1 cm.) high, glass stopper
Provenance
Robert Hall, London, 2011.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5121.

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