17 August 2000,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 118
GBP 250 - GBP 350
A Chinese apple green and grey mottled jadeite snuff bottle and stopper of rounded form
-- 1¾in. (4.7cm.) high; and a large ochre glass marbled snuff bottle of globular plain form -- 3¼in. (8.3cm.) high, 19th Century, (minor wear, flake chip to rim edge of second bottle).
See Colour Plate 3. (2)
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