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A WELL-CARVED CAMEO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
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A WELL-CARVED CAMEO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

OFFICIAL SCHOOL, 1740-1850

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A WELL-CARVED CAMEO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
OFFICIAL SCHOOL, 1740-1850
The rounded, square bottle is well hollowed and finely carved on one side utilizing the darker markings with a boy stepping on a lotus leaf while holding a lotus flower. The reverse is carved with a dog confronting a bird in flight.
2¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, jadeite stopper
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Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not be imported into the U.S. As a convenience to our bidders, we have marked these lots with Y. Please be advised that a purchaser¹s inability to import any such item into the U.S. or any other country shall not constitute grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale. With respect to items that contain any other types of gemstones originating in Burma (e.g., sapphires), such items may be imported into the U.S., provided that the gemstones have been mounted or incorporated into jewellery outside of Burma and provided that the setting is not of a temporary nature (e.g., a string).

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The combination of a boy (zi) and lotus (lian) forms the rebus, lian sheng gui zi (may you continuously give birth to distinguished sons).

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