A FOSSILIFEROUS LIMESTONE SNUFF BOTTLE
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A FOSSILIFEROUS LIMESTONE SNUFF BOTTLE

1760-1880

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A FOSSILIFEROUS LIMESTONE SNUFF BOTTLE
1760-1880
The smoothly polished, mottled reddish-brown stone is suffused with small, whitish inclusions.
2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) high, jadeite stopper
Provenance
Robert Hall, London, 2011.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5276.
Literature
R. Hall, Serendipity, Chinese Snuff Bottles XVI, London, 2011, no. 107.
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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Lot Essay

A bottle carved from a similar stone is illustrated by M. Hughes in The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 2009, p. 108, no. 312.

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