16 March 2016
TWO QUARTZITE SNUFF BOTTLES
The first, gourd-form bottle, 1760-1880, of beige tone and is carved in high relief with a darker leafy branch at the side. The second, pebble-form bottle, Rustic Crystal Master School, 1750-1860, is delicately carved on one side with a budding branch and gradually darkens to a pinkish-tone from top to bottom. The base is carved with a seal.
2 in. (5 cm.) and 1 7/8 in. (4.7 cm.) high, glass and stone stoppers
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, nos. 1594 and 49.
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