London, South Kensington
7 December 2000
Ten varius Chinese snuff bottles
including a mottled hardstone compressed baluster vase, jadeite stopper -- 3in. (7.6cms) high; a cylindrical porcelain bottle with a dragon amongst flowers, amethyst stopper -- 2¾in. (7cms) high; a white jade compressed bottle, coral stopper -- 23/8in. (6cms) high; a mottled celadon jade bottle with carved motifs to the shoulders -- 15/8in. (4csm) high; two dark brown crustal bottles incised with a haw amongst pine, a dog before bamboo and a horse before pine, stoppers -- 3in. (7.6cms) high; a red overlay glass bottle with roundels of horses beneath pine on a snow storm ground -- 23/8in. (6cms) high; an agate bottle carved with a duck, fish and crab, jadeite stopper -- 2½in. (6.5cms) high; a celadon jade rectangular bottle, rose quartz stopepr -- 2¾in. (7cms) high; and a coral compressed ovoid bottle carved with a simulated tied section of material with geometric designs, coral stopper -- 25/8in. (6.7cms) high.
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