22 - 23 March 2012
A LARGE FINELY CARVED CAMEO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
OFFICIAL SCHOOL, 1770-1860
Of rounded square shape, the pale grey and honey-toned stone very finely carved in relief utilizing the darker markings with Zhong Kui seated on a kneeling demon and brandishing a sword towards a bat in flight, the reverse with a fisherman seated beneath a pine tree with a butterfly flittering above, coral stopper
3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) high
PB Eighty-Four, New York, 11 October 1979, lot 153.
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Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1977, no. 197.
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