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AN UNUSUAL CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Estimate: US$50,000 - US$60,000
Price realised:  US$62,500
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AN UNUSUAL CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
SUZHOU, 1740-1860
AN UNUSUAL CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE SUZHOU, 1740-1860 Of well-hollowed, compressed form with a concave lip and recessed oval foot surrounded by a footrim, carved with a continuous landscape with a scholar and his young attendant near a pavilion surrounded by pierced rockwork, with a deer and mythical beast nearby, and a bird perched on a branch, with an incised inscription in clerical script and a second in draft script followed by the seal nian ('to read out loud' or 'ponder') in positive seal script, one area of the neck carved with a small wisp of clouds, glass stopper with gilt-metal collar 2 in. (6.75 in.) high

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Important Chinese Snuff Bottles From The J&J Collection, Part V
Date of the auction: 17 Sep 2008
Address: Christie's
17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Center