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Auction Description for Midwest Auction Galleries: The David Bell Snuff Bottle Collection Pt. 1
Sale Notes:
Website: www.midwestauctioninc.com

The David Bell Snuff Bottle Collection Pt. 1

by Midwest Auction Galleries


581 lots | 580 with images

September 7, 2013

Live Auction

925 N. Lapeer Rd

Oxford, MI, 48371 USA

Phone: +1 (248) 236-8100

Fax: +1 (248) 236-8396

Email: sales@midwestauctioninc.com

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 1: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Having finely molded overlay of four clawed dragon, incised with cross-hatching design, 2.875"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 2: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Having detailed overlay depicting walking Buddha, seals on reverse, 2.875"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 3: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely molded overlay of several lines of calligraphy with bats on sides, 2.375"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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(2) Chinese Bone and Wood Snuff Bottles

Lot 4: (2) Chinese Bone and Wood Snuff Bottles

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Description: Polished wood with bone inlay depicting intricate scenes of relaxing figures within a landscape, complete with stoppers, tallest is 3.125"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 5: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely molded to depict bats, raised on a short foot, complete with stopper, 2.75"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Lot 6: Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely painted to depict rooster and hen against flowering tree, complete with stopper, 2.625"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 7: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely molded overlay depicting animals within farm setting, complete with stopper, 2.625"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 8: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely painted to depict overlapping bat design, base bearing three character mark in iron red, complete with stopper, 2.9"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 9: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted to depict figures within a landscape, one base bearing two character mark, other bearing four character mark, complete with stoppers, 3.125"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Lot 10: Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottle

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Description: Having two tiered form with handles, finely painted to depict figures within a landscape, complete with stopper, base bearing seal, 2.875"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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(2) Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 11: (2) Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Having finely molded overlay on both sides depicting squirrel beneath bunch of grapes, one lacking stopper, tallest is 2.875"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Reverse Painted Glass Double Snuff Bottle

Lot 12: Chinese Reverse Painted Glass Double Snuff Bottle

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Description: Two fused bottles, reverse painted to depict figures playing instruments within a landscape, calligraphy on reverse, lacks stoppers, 2.875"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle

Lot 13: Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely carved to depict bird among fruit at center, complete with gourd shaped stopper, stands on short raised foot ring, measures 2.75"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 14: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Gourd shaped bottle with overlay depicting house, bird, goat and ancient trees, complete with stopper, measures 2.75"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 15: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Having overlay depicting phoenix among ruyi clouds, incised with cross-hatching, complete with stopper, 2.625"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 16: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Gourd shaped bottle, finely painted to depict four clawed dragons chasing a flaming pearl amid ruyi clouds, base bearing four character mark, complete with stopper, 3.4"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 17: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Gourd shaped bottle, finely painted to depict playful figures in a landscape, base bearing four character mark in iron red, complete with stopper, 3.25"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 18: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely painted to depict five clawed dragon at center, scrolling tendril design along sides, base bearing four character mark in blue, complete with stopper, 3.375"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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(3) Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 19: (3) Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted to depict females performing various activities at center, scrolling tendrils, dotting and flower designs along sides, each base bearing four character mark in iron red, complete with stoppers, tallest is 3"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 20: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely painted to depict rooster at center, tendril design along sides, complete with stopper, measures 3"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 21: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely painted to depict bats surrounding peaches, scrolling band at neck, base bearing four character mark in iron red underglaze, complete with stopper, 2.875"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 22: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely painted to depict young boys amongst waterscapes, base bearing four character mark, complete with stopper, 3"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 23: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely painted to depict young boys with koi fish and lotus flowers, base bearing four character mark in iron red underglaze, complete with stopper, 2.875"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 24: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely painted to depict playful young boys with koi fish and flowers, base bearing four character mark in iron red underglaze, complete with stopper, 2.75"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 25: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely painted to depict young boys with an instrument, koi fish, and lotus blossoms, scrolling band at neck, base bearing four character mark in iron red underglaze, complete with stopper, 3.125"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 26: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely painted to depict mother and child fishing within landscape, reverse side depicting young woman seated with rabbit, complete with stopper, 3"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 27: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely painted to depict young boys with koi fish among lilypads and lotus flowers, geometric band at neck, base bearing four character mark in iron red, complete with stopper, 2.75"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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(2) Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 28: (2) Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely molded of simple form, solid white, uncarved, complete with stoppers, 3.7"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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(2) Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 29: (2) Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Gourd shaped bottles, finely painted to depict cherry blossom branches, bases bearing four character mark in iron red underglaze, lacking stoppers, 3"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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(2) Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 30: (2) Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted to depict ducks in waterscape with lotus flowers, other depicting turtles within landscape, bases bearing four character mark in iron red, complete with stoppers, tallest is 2.9"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 31: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely molded of simple form, solid white, carved beast head handles on sides, complete with stopper, 2.9"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Lot 32: Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely painted to depict dancing male figure within landscape, having calligraphy, base bearing four character mark in iron red underglaze, complete with stopper, 3.375"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 33: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely painted to depict seated figures, two character mark within painting, complete with stopper, 3.5"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 34: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely painted to depict women in rickshaw, male figure on opposite side, complete with stopper, 3.5"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 35: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely painted to depict mother and child in rickshaw, seated female on opposite side, complete with stopper, 3.375"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 36: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely painted to depict woman riding mule, male toting basket on reverse, complete with stopper, 3.625"H .<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 37: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely painted to depict male figures within indoor setting, character mark within painting, complete with stopper, 3.25"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Enamel Snuff Bottle

Lot 38: Chinese Enamel Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely painted to depict tiger within landscape, carved figures flanking center piece, complete with jeweled metal stopper, 3"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Lot 39: Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely painted to depict figures in foreground, drapery in background, having calligraphy on the reverse side, base bearing three character mark in iron red underglaze, complete with painted stopper, 3.125"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Lot 40: Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely painted to depict warrior with sword within landscape, reverse having calligraphy, base bearing four character mark in iron red underglaze, complete with painted stopper, 3"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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(2) Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 41: (2) Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted to depict gentleman with pipe and male figure carrying stool and pot on reverse, complete with stoppers, 3.5"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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(2) Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 42: (2) Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted to depict reclining male and female figures, woman seated at vanity on reverse, complete with stoppers, tallest is 3.5"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 43: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely painted to depict women with fans, one side featuring young boy at center of scene, complete with stopper, 3.5"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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(2) Chinese Composite Snuff Bottles

Lot 44: (2) Chinese Composite Snuff Bottles

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Description: Ornately carved composite bottles depicting figures within a landscape, scrolling tendril design along sides, complete with floral carved stoppers, 2.9"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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(2) Chinese Turquoise Snuff Bottles

Lot 45: (2) Chinese Turquoise Snuff Bottles

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Description: Smooth, naturalistic turquoise bottles, one with carving of flowers at center, lacking stoppers, tallest is 1.9"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle

Lot 46: Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle

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Description: Polished jadeite bottle in form of gourd, complete with matching stopper, measures 3.5"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle

Lot 47: Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle

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Description: Polished jadeite bottle with gold painted calligraphy on three faces, gold painted lotus on fourth, complete with stopper, 2.875"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Lot 48: Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle

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Description: Colorful painted scene depicting dragons among ruyi clouds, base bearing seal, complete with painted stopper, 3.25"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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(2) Chinese Coral Snuff Bottles

Lot 49: (2) Chinese Coral Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely carved to depict "hear no evil"and "see no evil" monkeys, complete with matching stoppers, tallest measures 2.75"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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(2) Chinese Coral Snuff Bottles

Lot 50: (2) Chinese Coral Snuff Bottles

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Description: Naturalistic form, surface imperfections adding visual interest, lack stoppers, tallest is 1.1"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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