London, South Kensington
4 November 2014
A GROUP OF AGATE AND GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES
18TH CENTURY AND LATER
This lot comprises bottles of various forms carved from: honey-coloured quartz and chalcedony; beige and white banded "drop" motif agate; moss agate; black and beige agate; brown jade; smoky quartz; glass imitating realgar; blue and red glass; and black lacquer.
The largest 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high, most with stoppers
The honey-coloured quartz bottle: with Hugh Moss, London, acquired in 1978.
One of the moss agate bottles, one of the smoky quartz bottles, the two glass bottles imitating realgar: with Gisèle Croës, Belgium, acquired in 1973.
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The honey-coloured quartz: Chinese Snuff Bottles. Hugh M. Moss Ltd. Catalogue, London, 1976, no. 98.
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