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Three Metalwork Snuff Bottles

Auction:
2992B
Lot:
29
Sold for:
$431$350

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2992B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 18, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Three Metalwork Snuff Bottles, Tibetan China, a large double gourd-shape bottle with an elongated lotus bud-shape neck, decorated with animals in various poses against a foliate scroll ground in repousse on one side and chased on the other, a braided leather string from the lid to the central knob surmounted with a turquoise stone; a flattened double gourd-shape bottle decorated with gilt filigree and jeweled with shaped carnelian and turquoise; and a slightly flattened pear-shape bottle on stem foot, decorated with two beast heads in repousse below a band of filigree silverwork set with turquoise and carnelian, a two-loop string connecting to lid, ht. to 5 1/2 in.
Estimate $500-700

large bottle with metal tarnishing, surface dirt, and dents, filigreed one with a missing piece.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Bottles, Cucurbitaceae, Filigree, Gourd, Jewellery making

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