15 May 2012
FOUR AMBER SNUFF BOTTLES
One bottle is carved with ladies in a garden, and is of a semi-transluscent bright orange tone. Another bottle is carved with a pair of monster-mask ring handles, and is of a bright orange tone. The third bottle is decorated with a seated Buddha, and is of a reddish-orange tone with darker areas. The last bottle is of rounded tapering form, and is of a semi-transluscent orange tone with fine crackles.
The tallest 3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) high overall, stoppers (4)
With Spink & Son Ltd., London, 8 December 1960.
Property from an Important Private European Collection.
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