8 October 2020
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A YELLOW HORN SNUFF BOTTLE
QING DYNASTY, 1720-1850
The transparent yellow horn bottle is made up of four segments, the compressed globular main body, cylindrical neck, flat lip and concave foot. Together with a yellow horn snuff dish.
Bottle: 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm.) high overall including the original yellow horn stopper; Dish: 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm.) diam.
Bottle: The Ko Collection, Italy, no. 811/6, acquired prior to 1930, by descent in the family till 1998
Dish: The Ko Collection, Italy, acquired prior to 1947, by descent in the family till 1998
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Bottle: Hugh Moss and Stuart Sargent, The Water Pine and Stone Retreat Collection of Snuff Bottles. Part Two. Non-Imperial Influence over the Snuff Bottle Arts, Hong Kong, 2019, no. 32.7.65