Lot 18: Qing Dynasty Horn Snuff Bottle & Lacquer Box
December 15, 2012
Berlin, NJ, USALive Auction
Description: 19th Century Chinese Horn Snuff Bottle in Painted Lacquer Box , the snuff bottle with high relief carving of phoenix standing on a turtle's back amidst incised waves on both sides; the lacquer box with gilt image of oxen in landscape, above shaped sides each with carved and painted faux rattan panels, the corners with painted lotus, the cover with Kangxi period marks; with cracking to snuff bottle and interior of lacquered case; snuff bottle appx. 2 1/2 W, 3 3/8 H; Box appx. 5 1/2 Square, 3 H; Provenance: Property of an English Estate.