16 September 2015
TWO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLES
The larger is carved using the russet-brown areas of the warm grey stone with lotus leaves and grasses, and a small hovering insect on one side. The smaller is carved using brown areas of the pale grey stone on side with two buddhist lions, one with a brocade ball, and on the reverse with a cat laying on a rock as it looks up at a butterfly.
2 5/8 and 2 1/8 in. (6.6 and 5.5 cm.) high, glass stoppers, metal spoon
Bottle with lotus:
Robert Eldred & Co., East Dennis, Massachusetts, 26 August 1993.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 855.
Bottle with buddhist lions:
Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong.
Dennis G. Crow, Los Angeles, California, 1994.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 1230.
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