Asian Art Online Auction

November 14, 2013

LOT 65

Lot 65

Two Hardstone Snuff Bottles, Late Qing Dynasty

Two Hardstone Snuff Bottles, Late Qing Dynasty
Lot 65 Details
Two Hardstone Snuff Bottles, Late Qing Dynasty

One rendered from lapis lazuli and decorated with a pair of quails beneath a floral branch, stained ivory and pearl stopper; the other of apple-green jadeite, pink glass stopper
tallest height 2" — 5.2 cm.

Estimate $400-$600

Realised: $1,500
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Two Hardstone Snuff Bottles, Late Qing Dynasty
  • Two Hardstone Snuff Bottles, Late Qing Dynasty

The Estate of David Blyth Hanna (1858-1938), Toronto. Mr Hanna was a railway executive who became the president of Canadian National Railways in 1919, maintaining his position until 1922, when he was appointed the first chairman of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO).


no condition problems noted

LOT 65

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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