13 September 2017,
Price realised USD 3,750
USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
A CARVED CRYSTALLINE QUARTZ SNUFF BOTTLE
The transparent crystal bottle is carved in relief through areas of black and dark green color with two Buddhist lions, one with an embroidered ball under its paw, and is incised on one narrow side with a beribboned stylized rhinoceros horn.
2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high, glass stopper
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This lot is offered without reserve.
Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, 2001.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 3164.
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