16 March 2016
A CARVED CAMEO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
The grey-colored stone is carved in relief through the dark russet 'skin' on one side to show two circling Buddhist lions with a brocade ball to the side. The reverse is carved with an orchid emerging from a cliff in low relief through an amber-colored plane.
2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, glass and hardstone stopper
The Wise Collection.
Asian Art Studio, Los Angeles, California, 2008.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4801.
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