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Three Chinese carved hornbill snuff bottles, Late Qing Dynasty 6 cm, 6 cm, 7.2 cm (3). Provenance: Purchased at Lawson's and Grays Auction, and Michael J Kaynes in the late 1980s and early 1990s in Australia Lawson's and Grays Auction, Michael J Kaynes

A horn bill snuff bottle, 19th/20th century carved in the form of a large carp rising from a lotus pool with a pair of cranes amongst crested waves to one side, the stopper ensuite carved in the form of a flaming pearl 8 cm high overall

A Chinese carved hornbill snuff bottle, signed to the side and inscribed to base. Height 8.5 cm

Chinese hornbill snuff bottle, 20th century, carved as a leaping carp. Height 8 cm

A relief carved hornbill snuff bottle, 19th century, relief carved and pierced scene with dragon. 6.5 cm high

Two carved hornbill snuff bottles, 20th century, one depicting a cicada the other a peanut, the cicada 6 cm high