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Auction Description for Leslie Hindman: Snuff Bottle Online Only Auction

Snuff Bottle Online Only Auction

(190 Lots)

by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers


190 lots with images

September 26, 2013

1338 West Lake Street

Chicago, IL, 60607 USA

Phone: 312.280.1212

Fax: 312.280.1211

Email: info@lesliehindman.com

* A Chinese Carved Ivory Snuff Bottle, Height overall 2 1/4 inches.

Lot 2001: * A Chinese Carved Ivory Snuff Bottle, Height overall 2 1/4 inches.

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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.

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* A Lavender Jade Scent Bottle, Height overall 2 1/4 inches.

Lot 2002: * A Lavender Jade Scent Bottle, Height overall 2 1/4 inches.

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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.

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* Four Interior Painted Snuff Bottles, Height of tallest 3 1/4 inches.

Lot 2003: * Four Interior Painted Snuff Bottles, Height of tallest 3 1/4 inches.

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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.

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A Carved Agate Snuff Bottle, Height 2 1/8 inches.

Lot 2004: A Carved Agate Snuff Bottle, Height 2 1/8 inches.

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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 bottle

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A Polychrome Enamel Snuff Bottle, Height 2 7/8 inches.

Lot 2005: A Polychrome Enamel Snuff Bottle, Height 2 7/8 inches.

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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.

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