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Six Agate Snuff Bottles

Auction:
3212B
Lot:
371
Sold for:
$492$400

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 3212B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 22, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Six Agate Snuff Bottles, China, 19th/20th century, a master snuff in ice blue agate carved with Immortals, three banded agate, one with carved boy and bat motif, one with taotie masks in relief, and one with a lion beneath a pine tree, (one missing stopper), ht. to 3 3/4 in.
Estimate $300-500

small chip to lion tail.


Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. 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 shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

China, Agate, Chinese art, Chinese culture, Culture, Hardstone carving, Human behavior, Snuff, Snuff bottle, Taotie, Tobacco

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