16 September 2015
A CARVED CAMEO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
OFFICIAL SCHOOL, 1730-1850
One flattened side is carved using an opaque white inclusion with a hawk with turned head standing on one leg on a rock against a brown-speckled, semi-opaque white ground that follows the shape of the rounded rectangular body. The other plain, convex side highlights brown markings in the semi-transparent grey stone.
2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm.) high, mother-of-pearl and turquoise stopper
Robert Kleiner, London, 2002.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 3474.
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