A pair of polychrome ivory snuff bottles, 19th/20th century, each of upright shouldered form, the sides carved in deep undercut relief with a continuous scene of women and children, one depicting women on a pavilion terrace watching a procession of boys pl
An impressive large finely carved ivory snuff bottle sculpture, deep relief, fine detail of the 'Boys Day Procession' including multiple figures holding long staffs, a detailed block wall, fence and staining highlights, raised on oval carved stand.
A reticulated revolving ivory snuff bottle, 19th/20th century, (2), of cylindrical form, the inner section carved in relief with a continuous scene of maidens in a garden setting, enclosed within the revolving outer section with three quatrefoil openings i
A carved ivory double snuff bottle, 19th/20th century, (3), each section of upright rectangular form, the sides carved with basket weave and reserved with four oval panels containing birds and flowering plants, including prunus, lily, chrysanthemum and bam
A reticulated ivory snuff bottle, 19th/20th century, (2), of rectangular form, the sides carved with openwork panels of song birds among blossoming prunus, the shoulders decorated with upright stiff leaves and set with two scroll handles below the lipped m
An unusual ivory snuff bottle, 19th/20th century, (2), carved in the form of a canework ewer with arched loop handle and short spout, one side decorated with a panel of cranes, the reverse with a four line inscription within the basket weave surround, the
An ivory snuff bottle & stopper, the square-rounded form, Qing Dynasty, sitting on a round foot, each panel carved with auspicious flowering branches and their metaphors: wintersweet a faithful friend, chrysanthemum a helpful friend & lotus a surfa
Two Chinese carved ivory snuff bottles, late Qing dynasty to mid 20th century, 7.5 cm high, 7.8 cm high (2). Provenance: The 'Lady' bottle acquired from Raymond & Victoria Tregaskis Oriental Ceramics & works of Art on 20 March 1995 (receipt), and the insur
A Chinese carved ivory large snuff bottle, tapered oval section, carved in relief with 18 monks (arhats), the narrow neck with original domed stopper complete with brass spoon, two incised character marks to the base. 6 cm x 3.5 cm x 10.4 cm
A finely carved Japanese ivory snuff bottle for export, late 19th/early 20th century, the ovoid-form, finely carved in deep undercut relief and visible traces of tinted polychrome, the neck with neatly striated petal lappets, and a scrolling ruyi-shaped-cl
Five Chinese Ivory snuff bottles, 9 cm, 9 cm, 8.5 cm, 7.5 cm, 7 cm (5). Provenance: Purchased at Lawson's and Grays Auction in Australia and Yue Hwa in Hong Kong in the 1980s and early 1990s Lawson's; Grays Yue Hwa
Six Chinese smoked-and-tinted ivory snuff bottles, Late Qing Dynasty 6.5 cm, 7.5 cm, 6 cm, 5.6 cm, 8 cm, 7 cm (6). Provenance: Purchased in Grays Auctions in the late 1980s and early 1990s in Australia Grays
A pair of carved ivory snuff bottles, good size, elaborately carved in an encircling band of dragons on scrolling cloud ground, geometric, scrolling and stiff leaf borders, raised waisted necks with dome stoppers, all ivory. Height 8.3 cm.
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