12-03-2010 12-04-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2528B Boston
December 3, 2010 9:00AMCalender

Agate Snuff Bottle

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


Agate Snuff Bottle, China, 19th century, squarish flattened flask form, carved in relief incorporating the opaque skin of the stone as a galloping horseman holding a banner bearing the character "ling" (order), natural marking simulating jellyfish to the reserve, dark honey color, jade stopper, lg. 2 5/8 in.

Provenance: Sold by the Peabody Essex museum, Salem, MA, for the benefit of acquisition funds.
Estimate $300-500

Cracks to the neck of the stopper,good condition, well hollowed


China, Peabody Essex museum, Massachusetts, Salem