Asian Art Reference Books Online Auction

October 28, 2010

LOT 143
Three Hardstone Snuff Bottles
  • Three Hardstone Snuff Bottles
  • Three Hardstone Snuff Bottles

143

Three Hardstone Snuff Bottles

The first lapis lazuli, a large crouching lion with uplifted head, his tongue forming the lid; the second from malachite, carved to depict a magpie perched on a rock with animal head handles to the side; the third, carved in high relief on jade, two squirrels resting on leaves in the midst of intertwining leaves and grapes
height 2.9" — 7.3 cm.

Estimate $400-$600

Realised: $378
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art
Materials: Hardstone
Period: Ming