An agate snuff bottle of flattened shield form, carved with a figure holding a scroll, inscribed 'Happiness & long life, tapering to the foot & using the centre space on each side to depict an agreeable looking figure, dwarfed in his loose robe
An agate double-Glourd snuff bottle, 19th century, of flattened form, the translucent pale yellow stone with russet inclusions, finely hollowed inside, supported on a short flat base, agate stopper, 6.6 cm high. Provenance: Sue Thompson Collection, Adelaid
Two carved Shadow agate snuff bottles, 19th/20th century, of flattened ovoid shape, carved with a monkey & piebald horse, the other round with an ancient pine tree with birds hovering above , height 7.5, height 7 cm. Provenance: private South Africa
A grey jade snuff bottle with a agate stopper, carved with Quail, 19th/20th century, standing on a rock reaching for the millet, the reverse, using the natural stone, in the moonlight a gentleman walks across a bridge, height 6 cm. Provenance: private Sout
Two Chinese glass snuff bottles, 19th/20th century, one inside painted with pine tree & red crested cranes, the other with an agate palette of irregular streaks, 2]. Provenance: private South African collection, 7.5 & 7 cm
Three Chinese snuff bottles, including one carved from horn, 19th/20th century, two with original metal & glass stoppers, a pebble shaped agate, a horn bottle carved with Qilin down the shoulders & mark to base, the third in white glass, H6 cm
An agate bowl in the form of a lotus leaf and a Peking snuff bottle, 20th century, the agate finely carved with two fish to exterior of leaf, the the snuff bottle with a crane in red amongst red and blue foliage, both are in excellent condition. Bowl lengt
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