A CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
A CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

PROBABLY IMPERIAL, PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1760-1820

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A CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
PROBABLY IMPERIAL, PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1760-1820
The bottle is carved on one side with a chi-dragon clutching a pearl, the reverse with two bats, all on a ground of stylized clouds. The stone is of various grey tones, with white and carnelian striations.
2 in. (5.1 cm.) high, glass stopper
Provenance
Shakris, San Francisco, California, 2007.
Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, 2009.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4996.

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Lot Essay

For a related agate bottle with carnelian striations, see Moss, Graham, Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, the Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol. 2, Part 2, Hong Kong, 2000, pp. 404-405, no. 331.

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