16 March 2016
TWO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLES
The first bottle, 1750-1850, is well hollowed, the mottled stone showing 'mossy' inclusions throughout accented by irregular misty-white, green and amber patches. The second bottle, 1740-1850, is marked with striking bands of white, ochre, russet and brown tones, with crystalline patches throughout. The sides are carved with mask-and-ring handles.
2 3/8 and 2 1/8 in. (6 and 5.4 cm) high, glass and hardstone stoppers
The Blanche B. Exstein Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles; Christie's New York, 21 March 2002, lot 185.
Hugh Moss Ltd., London, 2009.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4995.
Lilla Perry Collection.
Pat Miller Collection.
Robert Kleiner, London, 2005.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4266.
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