A CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
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A CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

1760-1850

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A CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
1760-1850
The bottle is carved through the burgundy-tone skin to the caramel-colored ground in high relief on one main side with two long-tailed birds perched on flowering plum branches. The reverse is carved with five bats and Liu Hai's three-legged toad.
2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high, jadeite stopper
Provenance
Robert Kleiner, Belfont Company Ltd., Hong Kong, 1993.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 914.
Special notice

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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