16 March 2016,
Price realised USD 875
USD 700 - USD 900
A SILVER SNUFF BOTTLE
The moon-flask-form bottle is cast on either side with a medallion containing a Buddhist lion and cub playing with brocade balls, flanked by mask and ring handles on the narrow sides.
2 1/8 in. (5.3 cm.) high, original silver stopper
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T. Embricos, London.
Robert Kleiner, London, 2012.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5393.
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