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Auction Description for Altair Auctions: Fine Asian Works of Art Day 1

Fine Asian Works of Art Day 1

(568 Lots)

by Altair Auctions


568 lots with images

April 27, 2013

Live Auction

151 Carnegie Row

Norwood, MA, 02062 USA

Phone: 781-349-8388

Fax: 781-349-8327

Email: info@altair-auctions.com

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Four Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lot 1: Four Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: China, 20th C., four snuff bottles; one of flattened ovoid form and turquoise in color with a carved scene of a monkey, with stopper; one of flattened ovoid form in Peking glass with red overlay, with stopper, one of flattened rectangular form in carved stone, with stopper, and one of a flattened vase form in a speckled finish. Height of largest, 2 1/2 in.

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Ten Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lot 2: Ten Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: China, 19th C., a group of ten varied snuff bottles, in multiple forms, composed of stone, ivory, glass, and metal, some with stoppers. Height of largest, 3 in.

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Chinese Crystal Snuff Bottle

Lot 3: Chinese Crystal Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., round crystal snuff bottle and stopper, carved depiction of a squirrel under a tree. Length 3 1/2 in.

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Chinese Jadeite Thumb Ring

Lot 4: Chinese Jadeite Thumb Ring

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Description: China, jadeite thumb ring. Width 1 1/2 in.

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 5: Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., agate snuff bottle in a rich amber color with carvings of flowers on exterior, agate stopper. Height 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle

Lot 6: Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved jadeite snuff bottle, in a flattened tapered shape, with floral carvings and a butterfly on the front, a jadeite stopper. Height 3 3/4 in.

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Chinese Pebble Stone Snuff Bottle

Lot 7: Chinese Pebble Stone Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., in a stretched pear shape, the pebble stone snuff bottle has a natural swirling texture, jade stopper. Length 3 in.

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Chinese Blue, White, and Copper Red Snuff Bottle

Lot 8: Chinese Blue, White, and Copper Red Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, blue, white, and copper red snuff bottle decorated with a scene of scholar figures in a natural landscape. Height 4 in.

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Five Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lot 9: Five Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: China, 19/20th C., a group of five snuff bottles, in varying materials, shapes, and animal forms, composed of glass and stone, with stoppers. Height 3 1/2 in.

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Eight Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lot 10: Eight Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: China, 19/20th C., a group of eight snuff bottles, in varying forms, composed of Peking glass and porcelain, painted or overlayed with decorations, some with stoppers. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Three Chinese Amber Snuff Bottles

Lot 11: Three Chinese Amber Snuff Bottles

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Description: China, 19th C., three amber snuff bottles, of flattened ovoid and rectilinear form, patterned and polished surfaces, with stoppers. Height 3 in.

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Six Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lot 12: Six Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: China, 19/20th C., a group of six snuff bottles, of varying shapes and figural forms, composed of painted ceramic and ivory, some with stoppers. Height 3 in.

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Two Chinese Ivory Snuff Bottles

Lot 13: Two Chinese Ivory Snuff Bottles

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Description: China, 19th C., two ivory snuff bottles; one of compressed ovoid form with an intricately carved scene of figures in a landscape, with stopper; and one in vase form with an incised scene of children, with stopper. Height of larger, 2 in.

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Three Crystal and Glass Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lot 14: Three Crystal and Glass Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: China, 19/20th C., three crystal and glass snuff bottles, in varying shapes and figural forms, one with a painted landscape scene, with stoppers. Height 3 in.

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Five Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lot 15: Five Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: China, 19/20th C., a group of five snuff bottles; composed of various shapes and figural forms, carved stone, one with a stand, three with stoppers. Height of largest, 3 1/4 in.

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 16: Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., agate snuff bottle, of rounded rectangular form, with a scene of a bird in flight, with stopper. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Carved Cinnabar Snuff Bottle

Lot 17: Chinese Carved Cinnabar Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved cinnabar snuff bottle, of rounded rectangular form, with a carved scene of a five-clawed serpentine dragon, with stopper and box. Length 3 1/4 in.

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Two Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lot 18: Two Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: China, 19th C., two snuff bottles, one of flattened ovoid form, clear with colorful overlays; one of Meiping form and Famille Rose with Yongzheng mark, one with stopper. Length of largest: 3.5 in., length of smaller: 2.3/4 in.

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Chinese Painted Copper Snuff Bottle

Lot 19: Chinese Painted Copper Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., painted copper snuff bottle, of ovoid shape, decorated with a scene of an interior with vases and plants, with stopper. Length 3 in.

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Chinese Cloisonne Snuff Bottle

Lot 20: Chinese Cloisonne Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., Cloisonne snuff bottle, of compressed ovoid form, decorated with a dragon and a phoenix, with stopper. Length 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Porcelain Butterfly Snuff Bottle

Lot 21: Chinese Porcelain Butterfly Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., porcelain snuff bottle of butterfly form, painted in a rich red hue and embellished with gold accents, with stopper. Length 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 22: Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., agate snuff bottle, of compressed globular form, decorated in relief with squirrels, with stopper. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Lot 23: Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., porcelain snuff bottle, of a square form, painted blue and white, with pink roundels, with stopper. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 24: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, Peking glass snuff bottle, of pebble form, with a vibrant green overlay, with stopper. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Carved Ivory Dragon Snuff Bottle

Lot 25: Chinese Carved Ivory Dragon Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved ivory dragon snuff bottle, of flattened globular form, intricately carved with intertwined dragons, with stopper. Length 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Bag of Snuff Bottle Stoppers

Lot 26: Chinese Bag of Snuff Bottle Stoppers

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Description: China, a bag of snuff bottle stoppers, and various small items, composed of many materials.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 27: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., Peking glass snuff bottle, of compressed globular form, painted with a scene of flowers, a bird, and an insect, with stopper. Height 2 in.

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Two Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lot 28: Two Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: China, two snuff bottles; one bright blue porcelain bottle with an ovoid body depicting an impressionistic natural landscape, with stopper, and one elephant bone bottle with painted figure and pointed stopper. Largest: Height 3 1/2 in.

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Two Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lot 29: Two Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: China, two snuff bottles; one of flattened globular form with a painted image of a woman and two handles, with stopper; and one of flattened ovoid form, with painted decoration of a bird, with stopper. Height of the larger, 3 in.

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Chinese Carved Horn Libation Cup and Snuff Bottle

Lot 30: Chinese Carved Horn Libation Cup and Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, Antique, carved horn libation cup in a natural form, and a turtle shell snuff bottle, of a flattened vase form. Larger, Height 3 1/2 in.

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 31: Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., auburn colored agate snuff bottle, of a flattened globular form, with two male figures playing a board game in a landscape scene, with stopper of blue stone. Height 3 1/4 in.

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 32: Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., snuff bottle of flattened globular form, composed of a combination of agate stones with darker stone incised to form landscape and characters, with turquoise stopper with metal details, crack line. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 33: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., Peking glass snuff bottle, of flattened ovoid form, snowflake glass with an overlay of a figure surrounded by animals, missing stopper. Height 2 1/4 in.

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Chinese Cloisonne Snuff Bottle

Lot 34: Chinese Cloisonne Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., Cloisonne snuff bottle, of a flattened circular form, decorated with colorful vases holding plants, with stopper. Height 2 in.

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 35: Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, agate snuff bottle, of a compressed ovoid form, carved in relief with a horse, with stopper. Height 2 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 36: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., Peking glass snuff bottle, of Meiping shape, in a vibrant blue color with red splashes, missing stopper. Height 2 5/8 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 37: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., densely patterned Peking glass snuff bottle, of Meiping form, featuring a five-clawed dragon, missing stopper. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Antique Copper Enameled Snuff Bottle

Lot 38: Chinese Antique Copper Enameled Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, Antique, copper enameled snuff bottle, of circular form, decorated with an image of a figure riding a donkey in a mountain landscape, with stopper, Qianlong mark. Height 3 in.

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Two Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lot 39: Two Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: China, two snuff bottles; one enameled silver, and one agate with carvings in relief, agate bottle missing stopper. Height 3 in.

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Two Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 40: Two Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: China, two Peking glass snuff bottles; one with red overlay and a painted landscape scene, the other with red overlay and painted birds, with stoppers. Larger, Height 3 1/4 in.

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Two Chinese Famille Rose Snuff Bottles

Lot 41: Two Chinese Famille Rose Snuff Bottles

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Description: China, two Famille Rose snuff bottles; one in the form of a fish, painted in vibrant colors; one of flattened ovoid form, painted with auspicious symbols, both with stoppers. Length of larger, 3 in.

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Chinese Bronze Ruyi Scepter

Lot 42: Chinese Bronze Ruyi Scepter

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Description: China, 19th C., bronze Ruyi scepter with a sculpted natural form, vines, and leaves. Length 10 in.

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Chinese Blue and White Snuff Bottle

Lot 43: Chinese Blue and White Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., blue and white snuff bottle, of a cylindrical form, decorated with an image of a man and child, with stopper. Height 2 7/8 in.

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Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Lot 44: Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., Famille Rose porcelain snuff bottle, of ovoid form with decorative ears, painted with an image of a child in vibrant orange, with stopper, mark on base. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Carved Ivory Snuff Bottle

Lot 45: Chinese Carved Ivory Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved ivory snuff bottle, of rounded rectangular form, painted in red and black with an image of two figures in a garden, with stopper. Height 2 1/4 in.

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Chinese Amber Snuff Bottle with Box

Lot 46: Chinese Amber Snuff Bottle with Box

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Description: China, 19th C., amber snuff bottle carved in form of double gourd with vine details, with matching stopper, complete with wooden base and box. Height 2 in.

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Chinese Turquoise and Silver Bracelet

Lot 47: Chinese Turquoise and Silver Bracelet

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Description: China, ROC Period, silver bracelet with turquoise stones, surrounded by small blue enamel floral designs, with security chain. Diameter 2 1/2 in.

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Pair of Chinese Kingfisher Feather Earrings

Lot 48: Pair of Chinese Kingfisher Feather Earrings

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Description: China, Antique, pair of Kingfisher feather earrings, elaborate design with auspicious symbols and inlaid red stones Length 3 in.

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Chinese Beaded Lapis Lazuli Necklace

Lot 49: Chinese Beaded Lapis Lazuli Necklace

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Description: China, 20th C., lapis lazuli beaded necklace, with a deep and rich blue hue, with a decorated clasp. Length 18 in.

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Chinese Beaded Coral Necklace

Lot 50: Chinese Beaded Coral Necklace

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Description: China, 19th C., elaborately beaded coral necklace, with varying sizes of richly hued beads, clasp is decorated with larger coral stones. Length 16 in.

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