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Auction Description for I.M. Chait: IMPORTANT CHINESE PAINTINGS, CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART
Viewing Notes:
Important Chinese ceramics from Mid-West and Santa Monica collections including Han, Tang, Yuan, Ming, and Transitional Qing; Chinese carved jades (nephrite and jadeite), silk embroideries, scrolls, antique ivories and bronzes from an Orange County Estate; A selection of rare, scholarly Chinese calligraphy scrolls from The Songwon Collection, from the Young-Ig Min & Pyong-U Min family; Fine Jewelry including watches and clocks, Imperial jadeite, gems, diamonds, etc. together with Faberge-style objects, fine signed pens, and Tiffany and Chinese Export silver from a Bunker Hill collection; Fine Japanese prints and screens from a local estate including pieces by Toko Shinoda, Kyoshi Saito, Karhu, etc; Fine primitive art including Pre-Columbian and South Pacific from Fullerton and San Diego Collections; Numerous snuff bottles from the F. Trammell Crow Collection
Sale Notes:
Preview: March 18 - 22, 11am - 5pm and Sunday March 23 10am until auction start.

IMPORTANT CHINESE PAINTINGS, CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART

by I.M. Chait


491 lots with images

March 23, 2014

Live Auction

9330 Civic Center Drive

Beverly Hills, CA, 90210 USA

Phone: +1 (310) 285 0182

Fax: +1 (310) 285 9740

Email: chait@chait.com

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ANTIQUE BANDED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 1: ANTIQUE BANDED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: ANTIQUE BANDED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE 瑪瑙雕樹椿形花鳥紋鼻煙壺 Antique banded chalcedony agate snuff bottle; of naturalistic tree trunk form, with blossoming prunus branches in openwork relief and with a bird to the front, late 19th Century; H: 2" (approx.); Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; Doyle New York Auctioneers, March, 19, 2012, Lot 119; The Honorable Judge Edgar Bromberger Collection

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CAMEO CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 2: CAMEO CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: CAMEO CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE 瑪瑙巧雕鷹紋鼻煙壺 Finely hollowed, tan and rust color cameo carved agate snuff bottle; of bulbous round form: with a bird perched on a boulder, looking down at a turtle at the base of the boulder; the verso in green stone; rose quartz and jadeite stopper with button finial; H: 3 1/8"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection

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CHALCEDONY AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 3: CHALCEDONY AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: CHALCEDONY AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE 瑪瑙鼻煙壺 Very finely hollowed and nearly transparent, chalcedony agate snuff bottle; of wide sloped form, showing slight amber coloration with black and brown flecks; coral-set silver stopper, 19th Century; H: 2 5/8"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection

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CHALCEDONY AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 4: CHALCEDONY AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: CHALCEDONY AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE 瑪瑙雕花鳥紋鼻煙壺 Very finely hollowed, chalcedony agate snuff bottle; of bulbous ovoid form: with design of flowers and foliage picked out of the amber and dark brown suffusions in relief, and with a swallow flying overhead; with silver-gilt stopper set with green hardstone cabochon; H: 3"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection

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ANTIQUE SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 5: ANTIQUE SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: ANTIQUE SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE 皮影瑪瑙雙耳鼻煙壺 Finely hollowed, antique ladies' size shadow agate snuff bottle; of flattened form, the stone mottled with a tortoiseshell-like pattern of black and brown tones; with Jiaotu dragon's head faux-ring handles in relief; coral-set silver stopper; H: 2 1/4"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; EL King, June 19, 1988

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ANTIQUE SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 6: ANTIQUE SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: ANTIQUE SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE 皮影瑪瑙巧雕鼻煙壺 Finely hollowed, antique shadow agate snuff bottle; of flattened squared form: the front with charming design of a tree and duck picked out of the natural darker inclusions; rose quartz and metal stopper; H: 2 1/2'; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; EL King, June 19, 1988

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CHALCEDONY AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE: Crab

Lot 7: CHALCEDONY AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE: Crab

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Description: CHALCEDONY AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE: Crab 玉髓瑪瑙雕蟹紋鼻煙壺 Well hollowed, chalcedony agate snuff bottle; of flattened ovoid form, rendered to resemble a stylized crab; the front as the carapace and the verso as the abdomen, with the legs in relief to the edges; of translucent coloration with darker suffusions throughout; H: 2 1/2"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; EL King, June 19, 1988

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ANTIQUE CAMEO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 8: ANTIQUE CAMEO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: ANTIQUE CAMEO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE 玉髓瑪瑙雕動物紋鼻煙壺 Finely hollowed, antique chalcedony agate snuff bottle; of rounded form, with cameo carved design of a chicken with butterflies, rendered from the amber and brown "skin"; coral glass stopper; H: 2 1/4"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; acquired June 19, 1988 from EL King

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CARVED CHALCEDONY AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: CARVED CHALCEDONY AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE 玉髓瑪瑙雕茄紋鼻煙壺 Very finely hollowed, amber-colored chalcedony agate snuff bottle; of flattened form, the front carved with an eggplant following the marbling of the stone, with a worm rendered from a dark inclusion to the stone; moonstone set gilt metal stopper; H: 2 1/4'; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection

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ANTIQUE WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 10: ANTIQUE WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: ANTIQUE WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE 白玉雕素鼻煙壺 Antique and well hollowed, white jade snuff bottle; of flattened spade form, with slight ochre suffusion and brown veining near base of one side; H: 2 1/4"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; EL King, June 19, 1988

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ENAMELED YIXING POTTERY SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 11: ENAMELED YIXING POTTERY SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: ENAMELED YIXING POTTERY SNUFF BOTTLE 宜興紫砂松鶴紋鼻煙壺 Unusual Yixing pottery snuff bottle; of bulbous shaped form: enameled with design of a crane beneath pine on one side, the other with a bird perched in flowering branch; inscribed characters to base; shell and hardstone stopper; H: 2 1/2"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection, acquired 2008

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ANTIQUE RED & ORANGE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 12: ANTIQUE RED & ORANGE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: ANTIQUE RED & ORANGE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE 紅橙斑駁玻璃鼻煙壺 Antique and very vibrant, red and orange mottled glass snuff bottle; of rounded tapered form, in imitation of realgar; with mother-of-pearl and green glass stopper; H: 2 3/4"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; Sotheby's, July 2003

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CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE: Cicada

Lot 13: CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE: Cicada

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Description: CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE: Cicada 玉髓瑪瑙雕蟬形鼻煙壺 Carved chalcedony agate snuff bottle, of nearly transparent coloration; in the form of a cicada with folded wings; a bright red coral forming a 'beak'-form as the stopper; H: 2 3/4" (approx.); Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; EL King, June 19, 1988

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LADIES' SIZE LAPIS LAZULI SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 14: LADIES' SIZE LAPIS LAZULI SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: LADIES' SIZE LAPIS LAZULI SNUFF BOTTLE 青金石雕螭龍紋鼻煙壺 Well hollowed, ladies' size lapis lazuli snuff bottle; of rounded spade form, carved with a pine tree to one side and with a chilong with a gourd to the other; matching stopper; H: 2 1/4"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; gifted from Melonie Kastman, November 6, 2003

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CARVED RED LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 15: CARVED RED LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: CARVED RED LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE 剔紅雕錦雞花卉紋鼻煙壺 Very elaborate, carved red lacquer snuff bottle; of spade form: with design of cockerels among peonies and asters, the blossoms extending all around, with a cloud-ruyi border at neck; with matching stopper; inscription to base; H: 2 5/8'; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection, acquired 2006

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ANTIQUE RED LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 16: ANTIQUE RED LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: ANTIQUE RED LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE 剔紅雕人物風景紋鼻煙壺 Antique red "cinnabar" lacquer snuff bottle; of wide apple form, carved allover with figural landscapes in relief, depicting sages and attendants amid pavilions and waves; carved black lacquer stopper; H: 3"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; EL King June 19, 1988

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CARVED RED LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 17: CARVED RED LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: CARVED RED LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE 剔紅雕葫蘆形花卉竹紋鼻煙壺 Carved red "cinnabar" lacquer snuff bottle; of double-gourd form: the entire surface with prunus flowers among bamboo canes and foliage in relief; the rounded base with rockery; silver mount to neck; H: 3 1/8"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection

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ANTIQUE RED LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 18: ANTIQUE RED LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: ANTIQUE RED LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE 剔紅雕人物風景紋鼻煙壺 Antique carved red "cinnabar" lacquer snuff bottle; of flattened somewhat circular form: each side depicting a scene of a sage and attendant, amid pine trees and rockery; the flared neck carved with a keyfret border, metal mounted rims; with matching stopper; H: 2 3/4"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection

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INCISED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE: Landscape

Lot 19: INCISED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE: Landscape

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Description: INCISED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE: Landscape 象牙雕山靜日長銘文鼻煙壺 Well hollowed, incised ivory snuff bottle; of rounded urn-form: the front with landscape scene of a river flowing through towering mountains, the verso with calligraphy in miniature script; matching shaped stopper; H: 3 5/8"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; Dr. Lionel Copley Collection

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ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 20: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE 象牙雕開光人物花鳥紋鼻煙壺 Highly unusual and finely detailed, antique and finely hollowed, carved ivory snuff bottle; of baluster urn form: the front with figural scene centering a boy riding on buffalo, the verso with design of birds perched in flowering branches; each framed by foliage in a cartouche-style panel; archaistic seal mark to base; H: 3 1/2"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection

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LACQUERED AND INCISED SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 21: LACQUERED AND INCISED SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: LACQUERED AND INCISED SNUFF BOTTLE 黑漆描金雲龍紋鼻煙壺 Finely hollowed, lacquered horn or wood snuff bottle; of rounded spade form: decorated with gilt-incised five-clawed dragons against a ground of clouds and waves; four-character mark to base; mother-of-pearl and ivory stopper; H: 3"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection

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ANTIQUE LACQUERED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 22: ANTIQUE LACQUERED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: ANTIQUE LACQUERED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE 黑漆象牙仕女紋鼻煙壺 Large and antique, Qianlong-style lacquered ivory snuff bottle; of tall ovoid form: decorated with an Empress wearing phoenix headdress to one side and a beauty to the other, each amid flowering trees and blossoms on dark ground; four-character mark and old collectors' number; matching stopper with chilong; H: 4 1/4"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; acquired in 2006 from the Dr. Lionel Copley Collection

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ANTIQUE INCISED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 23: ANTIQUE INCISED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: ANTIQUE INCISED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE 黑漆象牙舞獅紋鼻煙壺 Antique carved and lacquered, Qianlong-style ivory (possibly fossilized) snuff bottle; of somewhat cylindrical, tapered form: unusually and deeply reticulated design of gamboling lions amid large blossoms, beneath a band of clouds and a ruyi border to shoulder, with a keyfret border at neck; blue glass and silver stopper; seal mark to base; H: 4 1/2"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection

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ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 24: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE 象牙加漆羅漢紋鼻煙壺 Tall and antique, Qianlong-style ivory (probably fossilized) snuff bottle; decorated all over with deeply reticulated, cut-back carving creating figures in high relief and openwork, depicting a Lohan to either side standing amid pine boughs: one possibly the 14th Lohan, Pantha the Elder; with ruyi clouds to the shoulder, and a keyfret border at neck; incised silver stopper set with coral-glass cabochon; four- character mark and old collectors' number; H: 3 1/2"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; acquired in 2006 from the Dr. Lionel Copley Collection; formerly of Gertrude Stuart, and Kenneth Hark

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LACQUERED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE: Gourd

Lot 25: LACQUERED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE: Gourd

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Description: LACQUERED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE: Gourd 象牙加漆葫蘆紋鼻煙壺 Well hollowed, Qianlong-style lacquered ivory snuff bottle; of double-gourd form, with pattern of small white double gourds and foliage on vines against a red lacquered ground; matching stopper with stepped finial; four character seal mark to base; H: 3"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; acquired in 2006 from the Dr. Lionel Copley Collection

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RARE LAC BURGAUTE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 26: RARE LAC BURGAUTE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: RARE LAC BURGAUTE SNUFF BOTTLE 木嵌螺細樂女鼻煙壺 Extremely rare and finely detailed, lac burgaute figural snuff bottle; in the form of a lady playing an instrument: her red lacquer dress with inlaid mother-of-pearl patterning; her hands and head of ivory; the head acting as a stopper; seal mark on inlaid mother-of-pearl reserve; H: 4 1/2"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; acquired in 2006 from the Dr. Lionel Copley Collection

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ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 27: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE 象牙加漆休憩仕女鼻煙壺 Antique carved and polychrome lacquered ivory snuff bottle; in the form of a reclining lady holding her foot; her top decorated with colorful borders and patterning; the foot of the extended leg as the stopper; L: 4 1/2"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; acquired in 2006 from the Dr. Lionel Copley Collection; Illustrated: ICSBS Journal, Autumn 1996. Fig. 36

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ANTIQUE FIGURAL IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 28: ANTIQUE FIGURAL IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: ANTIQUE FIGURAL IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE 象牙雕老者鼻煙壺 Antique and finely patinated, ivory figural snuff bottle: carved in the form of a sage holding a scroll and dressed in traditional flowing robes with long beard, Qianlong- style seal mark to base; matching stopper set with spinach jade cabochon; H: 3"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; acquired in 2006 from the Dr. Lionel Copley Collection; Illustrated: ICSBS Journal 1973, back cover; Arts of Asia, September 2005. No. 34.

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RARE LACQUERED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: RARE LACQUERED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE 象牙加漆佩劍老者鼻煙壺 Rare, lacquered and carved ivory snuff bottle: in the form of a man wearing traditional robe decorated in florals, with a sword in its scabbard tucked behind; signed "Kiku Tei"; H: 2 7/8"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; acquired in 2006 from the Dr. Lionel Copley Collection

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LARGE IVORY FIGURAL SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 30: LARGE IVORY FIGURAL SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: LARGE IVORY FIGURAL SNUFF BOTTLE 象牙加漆雕壽桃男童鼻煙壺 Finely carved and polychromed, large antique ivory snuff bottle; in the form of a boy holding an openwork branch with peach, his cap as the matching stopper; the base with four-character Qianlong-style seal mark; H: 3 1/4"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; acquired in 2006 from the Dr. Lionel Copley Collection; Eric Hancock Collection; Sotheby's 1978; Illustrated: ICSBS Journal Autumn 1996, Fig. 35

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CARVED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE: Elephant

Lot 31: CARVED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE: Elephant

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Description: CARVED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE: Elephant 象牙加漆雕象背寶塔鼻煙壺 Carved and polychromed ivory snuff bottle; in the form of a finely caparisoned elephant, carrying a howdah on its back; the pagoda-like roof as the stopper; H: 2 3/4"; The F. Trammell Crow Collection; acquired in 2006 from the Dr. Lionel Copley Collection

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RUTILATED QUARTZ CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 32: RUTILATED QUARTZ CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: RUTILATED QUARTZ CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE 髮晶雕鼻煙壺 Finely hollowed, "hair" crystal (rutilated smokey quartz) snuff bottle; of bulbous ovoid form, the crystal of good quality and with many rutiles to one side; H: 1 3/4"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection

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RARE CARVED JADE & IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 33: RARE CARVED JADE & IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: RARE CARVED JADE & IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE 象牙嵌玉銘文鼻煙壺 Unusual ivory and jade snuff bottle, comprised of three sections: centering a jade sword slide probably dating from the Ming Dynasty or earlier, in Han-style, flanked by ivory sections above and below, inscribed with scripts taken from archaic bronzes of the Shang and Zhou Dynasties; with matching ivory stopper; 3 1/2"; Date of Acquisition: 2010 Source: One Man's Choice III; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; Private collection, Massachusetts; Of note: this bottle showcases the innovation of the arts and crafts circle of the People's Republic in the 1960s, when a small number of such pieces were made. The jade slide used in the middle section symbolizes yao heng yu dai ('wearing jade belt around the waist') – traditionally a good wish for official promotion.

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ANTIQUE

Lot 34: ANTIQUE "MACARONI" AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: ANTIQUE "MACARONI" AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE 玉帶瑪瑙桃紋鼻煙壺 Finely hollowed, antique "macaroni" agate snuff bottle; of bulbous ovoid form, decorated with incised prunus branches (possibly later); coral and metal stopper; H: 2 1/2"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; acquired June 19, 1988 from EL King

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ANTIQUE SMOKEY QUARTZ SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 35: ANTIQUE SMOKEY QUARTZ SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: ANTIQUE SMOKEY QUARTZ SNUFF BOTTLE 晶石雕鼻煙壺 Finely hollowed, antique smokey quartz snuff bottle; the flattened rounded form simply polished and of dark coloration; with blue glass stopper; H: 3"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; acquired June 19, 1988 from EL King

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ANTIQUE CAMEO/SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 36: ANTIQUE CAMEO/SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: ANTIQUE CAMEO/SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE 瑪瑙雕蝙蝠虎紋鼻煙壺 Very finely hollowed and antique, cameo carved shadow agate snuff bottle; the rounded form with design to the front of a snarling tiger, with bat and ruyi fungus above and to verso; pink tourmaline stopper; H: 2 3/4"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection

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CARNELIAN AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 37: CARNELIAN AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: CARNELIAN AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE 玉髓瑪瑙雕鼻煙壺 Well hollowed, carnelian/chalcedony agate snuff bottle; of small spade form, simply polished to showcase the natural banding; H: 1 3/4"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; Sotheby's, July 2003

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CARVED CAMEO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 38: CARVED CAMEO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: CARVED CAMEO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE 瑪瑙雕飲馬紋鼻煙壺 Very finely hollowed, cameo carved agate snuff bottle; of squared form, with design of horses in relief from the darker suffusions, and inscribed 'while grazing, his mate drinks from the flowing stream'; metal and agate stopper (later) with unusual "twisted" carved ivory spoon; H: 2 3/4"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; acquired June 19, 1988 from EL King

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CAMEO & SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 39: CAMEO & SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: CAMEO & SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE 玉髓瑪瑙雕人物紋鼻煙壺 Cameo and shadow carved, chalcedony agate snuff bottle; of spade form, the front with design of boys standing above rockery, with carp and bats; H: 2"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection

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CARVED SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 40: CARVED SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: CARVED SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE 瑪瑙雕羅漢紋鼻煙壺 Finely hollowed and highly translucent, carved shadow agate snuff bottle: of rounded form with lion mask faux ring handles, the front depicting a scene with Lohan seated beneath pine tree; carnelian stopper; H: 2 1/4"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; acquired June 19, 1988 from EL King

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ANTIQUE CAMEO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 41: ANTIQUE CAMEO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: ANTIQUE CAMEO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE 瑪瑙雕貓紋鼻煙壺 Finely hollowed, antique cameo carved agate snuff bottle; of tapered rectangular form, with design of a seated cat and fruits in high relief; 19th Century; H: 2"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection

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POLISHED

Lot 42: POLISHED "HAIR" CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: POLISHED "HAIR" CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE 髮晶雕雙耳鼻煙壺 Finely hollowed, "hair" crystal (rutilated quartz) snuff bottle; of simple polished sloped form with two faux handles at neck, the crystal, with dense rutiles to one side; H: 2 1/8"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; acquired June 19, 1988, from EL King

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CARVED SHADOW-TYPE AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 43: CARVED SHADOW-TYPE AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: CARVED SHADOW-TYPE AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE 瑪瑙雕仙人鶴紋鼻煙壺 Well hollowed, shadow-type agate snuff bottle; of squared form with finely detailed, figural scene in relief of a scholar beneath pine with cranes forming "rebus" for longevity; H: 2 1/8"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; acquired June 19, 1988, from EL King

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QUARTZ CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 44: QUARTZ CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: QUARTZ CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE 晶石雕喜鵲登梅鼻煙壺 Finely hollowed, somewhat smokey quartz snuff bottle; of flattened rectangular form: with design of a bird on prunus branch and verso with flowing day lily, in light relief; H: 2 1/4"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; acquired June 19, 1988, from EL King

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CHALCEDONY

Lot 45: CHALCEDONY "PILGRIMS' FLASK" SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: CHALCEDONY "PILGRIMS' FLASK" SNUFF BOTTLE 玉髓瑪瑙雕穿帶鼻煙壺 Well hollowed and nearly transparent, chalcedony agate snuff bottle; of somewhat "pilgrims' flask" form: with channeled sides and holes for stringing a cord through; silver stopper set with a fine jadeite cabochon; early 20th Century; H: 2 1/4"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection

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CARVED SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 46: CARVED SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: CARVED SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE 皮影瑪瑙雕喜鵲兔紋鼻煙壺 Well hollowed, shadow agate snuff bottle; of footed cylindrical form: with low relief carved design of eagle pursuing rabbit beneath pine tree, a lotus lappet border to the shoulder; agate stopper; H: 2 3/4"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection

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CARVED HARDSTONE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 47: CARVED HARDSTONE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: CARVED HARDSTONE SNUFF BOTTLE 硬石雕龍紋鼻煙壺 Carved multicolor hardstone snuff bottle; of tapered urn form, with an archaistic dragon wrapped about the body, with waves lapping at the base; H: 3 1/8"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; acquired June 19, 1988, from EL King

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CARVED LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 48: CARVED LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: CARVED LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE 黑漆荷鸕紋鼻煙壺 Carved black lacquer or root amber snuff bottle; in the form of naturalistic root form: with design of of crane, lotus and marsh hen; H: 2 1/8"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; acquired June 19, 1988, from EL King

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CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 49: CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE 瑪瑙雕喜鵲登梅紋鼻煙壺 Well hollowed, carved agate snuff bottle; of spade form, with low-relief carved decoration of prunus and birds; H: 2 3/8"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; acquired June 19, 1988, from EL King

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ANTIQUE QUARTZ CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 50: ANTIQUE QUARTZ CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: ANTIQUE QUARTZ CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE 晶石雕蝴蝶花卉紋鼻煙壺 Very finely hollowed, antique quartz crystal snuff bottle; the bulbous tapered form of clear, slightly smokey coloration, with low relief carved decoration of butterflies and chrysanthemums; late 19th Century; H: 2 1/4"; Provenance: The F. Trammell Crow Collection; acquired June 19, 1988, from EL King

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