15 September 2009
TWO CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLES
Both of rounded-square form, one cleverly carved using the skin of the stone with a large cricket seated atop an open cricket cage, the creamy brown stone with some darker brown markings, glass stopper; the second bottle left undecorated to enhance the attractive natural cloudy markings in the stone, glass stopper
2¾ and 2 3/8 in. (7 and 6 cm.) high (2)
Bottle with cricket on basket: Collection of King George I of Greece.
Uncarved bottle: La Galerie Seie-ta Min, 26 Rue Caumartin, Paris, 1912.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
The hottest exhibitions in new and emerging art destinations across the globe this summer, from Wu Guangzhong in Singapore to Marina Abramovic in Bangkok
How to get clued up on everything from reign marks to firing flaws, palettes, glazes and the different kilns
As well as keeping the bed cool, ancient Chinese ceramic pillows made for auspicious gifts and warded off evil spirits
What leading art, technology and finance specialists said at the inaugural Art +Tech Summit at Christie’s in London
From Connecticut to Kent in southeast England, homes with links to such classic works as Desire under the Elms, Lord of the Flies and The Deep Blue Sea