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September 17, 2014 06:00 PMCalender

Agate Snuff Bottle with Figures

Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 2751BLocation: BostonDate / Time: September 17, 2014 6:00PM


Agate Snuff Bottle with Figures, China, 18th/19th century, flattened oviform, slightly widening at the neck, well-hollowed, decorated with five Daoist figures unrolling a scroll under an old pine tree, carved in high relief using the stone's black and russet elements against the stone's brownish gray body, the metal stopper with double twisted line design, topped with a domed coral inset, ht. 3 3/8 in.
Estimate $800-1,000

in good condition with minor surface stain.

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China, metal stopper