London, South Kensington
11 November 2011
EIGHT VARIOUS SNUFF BOTTLES
Comprising a glass bottle imitating amethyst, carved in the form of a melon, the fluted sides enveloped by leaves, tendrils and smaller fruits; and seven further snuff bottles variously carved
The first 1½ in. (3.9 cm.) high, stopper (8)
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The first bottle: Hidden Treasures of the Dragon, Exhibition of Chinese Snuff Bottles, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 19 December 1991 - 27 January 1992, catalogue no. 141.
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