16 September 2015
A CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
The bottle is of pebble form and marked with concentric striations. It is carved on one side with a melon borne on a leafy vine that extends to the other side where two butterflies carved from lighter markings perch on leaves.
2 3/8 in. (5.8 cm.) high, mother-of-pearl stopper
Robert Hall, London, 2012.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5363.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Meredith Etherington-Smith hails the long and distinguished career of the London antiques dealer with a client list that reads like an international who’s who
Why this nearly 300-year-old Celestial Sphere vase will set hearts fluttering when it comes to auction on 30 May
As well as keeping the bed cool, ancient Chinese ceramic pillows made for auspicious gifts and warded off evil spirits
As Chinese Ceramics specialist Joan Ho explains, when it comes to porcelain, not all blues are the same
PurseBop outlines the four stages that mark the evolution of an Hermès connoisseur, and the bags that accompany each
Why the French Impressionist’s paintings of the Saint-Lazare train station are among his greatest achievements