20 - 21 March 2014
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, MONTANA
TWO HARDSTONE SNUFF BOTTLES
One is an aquamarine bottle, 1800-1900, of flattened, slender form, carved on the exterior with a pair of chilong. The other is a quartzite bottle, 1780-1850, of circular form, decorated as a clock face on both sides, one side with incised roman numerals and the reverse with Chinese characters.
2 1/8 and 2 in. (5.5 and 5 cm.) high, pink tourmaline stopper and an original quartzite stopper (2)
Marjorie Dillon Lonsdale (1920-2005) Collection, Sarasota, Florida.
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