Crystal Snuff Bottle with Taotie Masks, China, 18th-19th century. Photo: Courtesy of Skinner, Inc.
flattened round form with straight neck and rounded oval foot, the transparent stone with white streaks well-hollowed, each side decorated with taotie mask and scrolls in low relief, the domed stopper with a lotus-bud knob, ht. 3 1/4 in.; two cracks on one side, normal wear. Estimate $700-900
Skinner. Asian Works Of Art – Boston. September 17, 2014 6:00PM