Étiquettes

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Agate Snuff Bottle with Horse and Monkey, China, Qing dynasty

Agate Snuff Bottle with Horse and Monkey, China, Qing dynasty. Photo: Courtesy of Skinner, Inc.

flattened round form with rounded shoulder and straight neck, resting on an oval foot, the light gray stone with black and russet markings incorporated to depict a seated horse and a monkey under a pine tree on a rocky mountain in high relief, the plain side with darker gray to white striations and russet spots and streaks, the stopper with black collar and gray stone top with black to dark gray streaks, ht. 2 7/8 in.; stopper without spoon. Estimate $2,000-3,000

Agate Snuff Bottle with Figures, China, 18th-19th century

Agate Snuff Bottle with Figures, China, 18th-19th century. Photo: Courtesy of Skinner, Inc.

flattened oviform, slightly widening at the neck, well-hollowed, decorated with five Daoist figures unrolling a scroll under an old pine tree, carved in high relief using the stone’s black and russet elements against the stone’s brownish gray body, the metal stopper with double twisted line design, topped with a domed coral inset, ht. 3 3/8 in.; in good condition with minor surface stain. Estimate $800-1,000 

Cameo Agate Snuff Bottle with a Boy, China, 18th-19th century

Cameo Agate Snuff Bottle with a Boy, China, 18th-19th century. Photo: Courtesy of Skinner, Inc.

flattened round form with straight neck, resting on a short foot, decorated on one side with a boy holding a ruyi scepter on a caparisoned qilin in high relief over the stone’s natural russet markings, incised details, the red/brown stone with two white to gray geometric inclusions and a russet blot, the bronze stopper surmounted with dome-shaped coral glass, ht. 3 1/4 in.;fine surface scratches and stain; stopper without spoon. Estimate $800-1,000

Agate Snuff Bottle with Jadeite Stopper, China

Agate Snuff Bottle with Jadeite Stopper, China. Photo: Courtesy of Skinner, Inc.

flattened rectangular form with rounded corners, resting on a raised oval foot, well-hollowed, decorated with raised animal heads on the narrow sides, grayish brown stone with markings similar to tiger skin, the cylindrical stopper with apple green spots, ht. 3 in. ; jadeite not tested; fine surface scratches. Estimate $800-1,000

Agate Snuff Bottle with Metalwork Stopper, China

Agate Snuff Bottle with Metalwork Stopper, China. Photo: Courtesy of Skinner, Inc.

flattened round form with slightly widening neck, resting on a flat elongated oval foot, well-hollowed, brown/gray stone with distinctive markings similar to ink wash brushwork in black to brown tones, the stopper with two bands of chainwork and a domed brass top, ht. 2 3/4 in.; minor surface scratches; minor dent to brass top, minor surface dirt to stopper. Estimate $800-1,000

Turritella Agate Snuff Bottle with Turquoise Stopper, China, Qing dynasty

Turritella Agate Snuff Bottle with Turquoise Stopper, China, Qing dynasty. Photo: Courtesy of Skinner, Inc.

spherical, with slightly widening neck, resting on a raised oval foot, with spiral fossils in russet to brown and gray to white, the stopper top with blue to gray marbling, ht. 2 1/2 in.; tiny chips to mouth rim, stopper without spoon. Estimate $700-900

White Agate Snuff Bottle with Russet Goldfish, China, 19th-20th century

White Agate Snuff Bottle with Russet Goldfish, China, 19th-20th century. Photo: Courtesy of Skinner, Inc.

in the shape of a closed lotus flower above stylized water, with russet overlay carvings of three lotus stalks and two goldfish, the white stone with a hint of gray streaking to the plain side, with a domed plain russet stone stopper, ht. 2 7/8 in. stopper without spoon, minor surface stain and dirt. Estimate $700-900

Agate Snuff Bottle with Coral Stopper, China

Agate Snuff Bottle with Coral Stopper, China. Photo: Courtesy of Skinner, Inc.

the flattened polygon with slanted shoulder and slightly widening neck, resting on an elongated oval foot, decorated with an animal head mask to its two narrow sides, translucent celadon green stone with distinctive streaks in russet to dark brown, the silver stopper with metal collar and domed coral top, ht. 3 1/8 in.; minor surface scratches, metal tarnishing, normal wear to coral. Estimate $700-900

Suzhou-style Agate Snuff Bottle, China

Suzhou-style Agate Snuff Bottle, China. Photo: Courtesy of Skinner, Inc.

flattened oval form with straight neck, well-hollowed, depicting a story of Liu Hai dancing with gold coins on a string to catch a three-legged toad along with a bat, incorporating the stone’s natural dark brown markings in high relief on the yellowish gray stone with streaked and spotted inclusions, the domed stopper with yellow to red/brown striations mounted on a black collar with a bone spoon, ht. 2 5/8 in.; scratches to stopperEstimate $500-700

Agate Snuff Bottle, China

Agate Snuff Bottle, China. Photo: Courtesy of Skinner, Inc.

flattened round form with straight neck, resting on a raised oval foot, well-hollowed, grayish brown stone with a three-color marbled blot in brown to white tones and two streaks in dark brown, russet agate stopper with a knob on a black collar, ht. 3 in.; fine surface scratches all over to bottle. Estimate $500-700

Skinner. Asian Works Of Art – Boston. September 17, 2014 6:00PM