Asian Art Auction

November 28, 2016

LOT 163

Lot 163

A Miniature Mother of Pearl Snuff Bottle, 19th Century

A Miniature Mother of Pearl Snuff Bottle, 19th Century
Lot 163 Details
A Miniature Mother of Pearl Snuff Bottle, 19th Century

清十九世紀 硨渠鼻煙壺

Of iridescent tones with areas of warm, wavy inclusions, carved in high relief on one face with a boy, with a carved rosewood stand
height 1.8" — 4.5 cm.

Estimate $600-$800

Realised: $900
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Property of a Lady, Toronto


A similar piece was sold at Christie’s New York, March 16, 2016, lot 574 as part of The Ruth and Carl Barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles: Part II


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LOT 163

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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