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Agate Snuff Bottle

Auction:
2528B
Lot:
1229
Sold for:
$652$550

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2528B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 04, 2010 9:00AM

Description:

Agate Snuff Bottle, China, 18/19th century, of flattened round shape, carved in relief incorporating the russet areas of the stone depicting a scholar enjoying wine, surround by three bats, the rest of the stone of semi-translucent gray-white color, coral stopper, lg. 1 7/8 in.

Provenance: Sold by the Peabody Essex museum, Salem, MA, for the benefit of acquisition funds.
Estimate $400-600

Minor loss to the stopper, minor opaque inclusion to the the bottle

Keywords

China, Peabody Essex museum, Massachusetts, Salem, Agate, Bottle, Chinese culture, Glass bottles, Snuff, Snuff bottle, Tobacco

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