16 September 2015
A LARGE SILHOUETTE AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
OFFICIAL SCHOOL, 1760-1850
The rounded, rectangular bottle is carved in relief through the brown markings of the beige-toned, semi-translucent stone with a scene of a monkey climbing a pine tree beside a horse standing below a four-character inscription.
2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) high, glass stopper
Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, 2006.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4361.
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