A Chinese red coral snuff bottle, late Qing Dynasty, late 19th century/early 20th century, Utilising the natural form of the coral and carved with a haloed deity holding a ruyi and with an orange agate and brass stopper. Height 8.5 cm.
A group of five Chinese snuff bottles, Early to mid-20th century, of various materials including agate, nephrite, and rock crystal, some carved, some inside-painted, each fitted with a stopper of hard stone, coral, or jadeite, box, varying from 6.7 cm to 8
An agate snuff bottle, the ovoid body with wave-like brown inclusions raised on a oval slightly protruding foot and fitted with a domed coral surmounted stopper. Provenance: Private Collection Shanghai 1950s thence by descent
A group of five hardstone snuff bottles, 19th/20th century, comprising one of malachite carved in low relief with archaistic dragons; one of turquoise matrix; one of rose quartz; another of lapis-lazuli, stoppers en suite; and a coral snuff bottle carved w
A Chinese blue and white snuff bottle, circa 1850 (Hsien Feng), decorated in underglaze blue and iron red with images of figures camping below a cypress tree and a figure on horse back and fitted with newer coral topped stopper. Bearing fungus mark to the
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