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A CORAL BOTTLE
FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY

Of irregular vase shape, carved with Liuhai clambering in the branches of a pomegranate tree, suspending a single cash above his mythical three-legged toad, the foot carved as tree branches, some wax infills, stopper

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For other coral bottles with similar scenes see Sotheby's, Hong Kong, Important Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Kaynes-Klitz Collection, Part II, October 30, 1990, lot 231; Hugh M. Moss, Snuff Bottles of China, col. pl. 91, no. 122; and Sotheby's, New York, Important Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of Janos Szekeres, Part I, October 27, 1986, lot 155
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