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Three Agate Snuff Bottles

Auction:
2783T
Lot:
1007
Sold for:
$338$275

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2783T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
February 17, 2015 12:00PM

Description:

Three Agate Snuff Bottles, China, a brown snuff, in the shape of a turtle with its head as stopper, with five creatures crawling on it including a snake, frog, and scorpion; a round gray snuff with streaks of white, russet, and brown, decorated with a dancing figure using the natural coloring; and a rounded rectangular gray snuff, with brown streaks on one side and a carved Liu Hai playing with coins, with a domed green onyx stopper, well hollowed, ht. 2 1/4 to 4 1/2 in.
Estimate $500-700

normal wear, all without spoons.


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