Snuff Bottle Online Only Auction (190 Lots)
190 lots with images
September 26, 2013
Chicago, IL, USA
Description: A Chinese Carved Ivory Snuff Bottle, each side relief carved, modeled after two opposing beasts having a lion head and fish body, joined by a ruyi pendant with hanging tassel, having naturalistically carved stopper. Height overall 2 1/4 inches.
Condition Report: In overall good complete condition, with minor wear throughout consistent with age and use, the stopper lid finial detached.View additional info and full condition report
Description: A Lavender Jade Scent Bottle, having a compressed baluster-form body flanked by badger handles, raised on a hardwood stand. Height overall 2 1/4 inches.
Condition Report: In overall good condition, one badger with a chip loss to his paw. With natural fissures and inclusions to the stone. The cap threading still intact, but with residue underneath. Stuck to the base with museum putty.View additional info and full condition report
Description: Four Interior Painted Snuff Bottles, one depicting a landscape and with calligraphic inscription to the reverse, another having landscape painting with figures, having calligraphic inscription and signed with one seal below the shoulder, another of flattened round form depicting goldfish, signed and having coral and jade lid, the fourth depicting a lady and a mountain landscape, with a malachite lid. Height of tallest 3 1/4 inches.
Condition Report: Each in overall good, complete condition with minor wear to the decoration. The goldfish bottle lacking scoop, the others with scoops intact. Each well-hollowed. The smallest bottle having museum putty stuck between the mouth rim and lid.View additional info and full condition report
Description: A Carved Agate Snuff Bottle, of a mottled greyish stone with russet inclusions, having relief carved beast mask and faux ring handles, raised on an oval pedestal foot. Height 2 1/8 inches.
Condition Report: In overall good condition, having surface abrasions to the foot, minor wear throughout, stopper and lid is stuck to the bottleView additional info and full condition report
Description: A Polychrome Enamel Snuff Bottle, of cylindrical form depicting butterflies amongst fruiting and blossoming vines, on a turquoise ground, bearing apocryphal Qianlong mark to the underside. Height 2 7/8 inches.
Condition Report: In overall good, complete condition, with light wear throughout the polychrome enameling. Well-hollowed, with no apparent losses or restorations.View additional info and full condition report