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TWO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLES
1730-1860
The first bottle, 1730-1850, is well-hollowed, the stone punctuated with white and brown swirls centered with dark eyes forming a 'spiderweb' pattern, and the narrow sides carved with mask and ring handles. The second bottle, 1740-1860, is well-hollowed, the stone with bands of tan, blood-red, white, gray and mauve tones.
1 ¼ and 1 7/8 in. (5.7 and 4.8 cm.) high, shell and glass stoppers
Provenance
The first bottle:
James Gleeson & Frank O'Keefe; Sotheby's London, 6 June 1980, lot. 98.
Robert Kleiner, London, 2012.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5392.
The second bottle:
Robert Hall, London, 2011.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5203.
Literature
R. Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles, The White Wings Collection, Hong Kong, 1997, p. 157, no. 104 (the first bottle).
R. Hall, Chinese Snuff Bottles XV, The SB Collection, London, 2011, no. 58 (the second bottle).
Sale room notice
The first bottle of the pair correctly measures 2 ¼ inches in height, not 1 ¼ as described in the catalogue.

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