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TWO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLES
1740-1850
The first bottle, 1750-1850, is well hollowed, the mottled stone showing 'mossy' inclusions throughout accented by irregular misty-white, green and amber patches. The second bottle, 1740-1850, is marked with striking bands of white, ochre, russet and brown tones, with crystalline patches throughout. The sides are carved with mask-and-ring handles.
2 3/8 and 2 1/8 in. (6 and 5.4 cm) high, glass and hardstone stoppers
Provenance
First bottle:
The Blanche B. Exstein Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles; Christie's New York, 21 March 2002, lot 185.
Hugh Moss Ltd., London, 2009.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4995.
Second bottle:
Lilla Perry Collection.
Pat Miller Collection.
Robert Kleiner, London, 2005.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4266.

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