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Six Silver Repousse Metal Snuff Bottles

Auction:
3046T
Lot:
1330
Sold for:
$1,476$1,200

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Auction:
Discovery - 3046T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
December 07, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Six Silver Repousse Metal Snuff Bottles, Sino Tibet, one with hardstone plaques surrounded with metal filigree bands; one, peach-inspired shape, with malachite cabochons and chased flowers; one, flattened flask-shape, with twisted string design; and three, circular flask-shape, with repousse designs, all embellished with turquoise and coral cabochons, ht. to 3 1/2 in.
Estimate $100-200

all with degrees of tarnishing to silver, dents to some (pouch-form and round bottles), surface dirt, some with loosened stoppers, one with bent stopper finial.


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

Cabochon, Filigree, Flask, Jewellery making, Metalworking, Metalworking terminology, Mineralogy, Repoussé and chasing, Snuff bottle, Tobacco, Turquoise, Visual arts

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