Two Chinese carved rock crystal snuff bottles, 5.4 cm and 5.6 cm high (2). Provenance: Singapore private collection. Note: Bottles with faceted panels were made in majority of glass, and less frequently in jade and hard stone. The shape, popular during the
An inside-painted rock-crystal 'Liu Hai' snuff bottle, Ma Shaoxuan, cyclically dated dingyou year (AD 1897), 6.2 cm high. Provenance: Victoria private collection, acquired from Sotheby's in Melbourne in July 1989
Two rock crystal snuff bottles, 19th century, the first, a compressed bottle, well carved with flowers, the carver using the colour inclusions in the stone to enhance the decoration, the second bottle incised overall with shou characters, well hollowed, in
An unusual rock crystal double snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 19th century, the pear shaped body set with double animal mask and loose ring handles, with a smaller vase on one side, the black rimmed stoppers with lion and florette knops, (4), 14 cm high overa
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
A rock crystal 'peach' snuff bottle Qing Dynasty, 19th century the peach form body carved in relief on the exterior with two bats in flight beside further fruits growing from a branch around the shoulders, and with lingzhi extending onto the reverse, stalk
A Chinese quartz crystal snuff bottle, in clear saginetic crystal with striking needles of black tourmaline, the body with a delightfully carved gold fish in high relief, surmounted with a red carnelian stopper and with a bone spoon. Height 6 cm
A carved rock crystal 'god of prosperity' snuff bottle, the god, or the lu star, finely carved with amicable expression, wearing flowing gown, his one hand holding a sceptre, the other the belt, the stopper in the form of a hat, 7.7 cm high. Provenance: pr
Two carved rock crystal snuff bottles 19th century, one carved with figures and aventurine quartz stopper the other carved with fish and cherry amber stopper small chips to each the figurative bottle 6.5 cm high
A rock crystal snuff bottle, Qing Dynasty 19th century of upright form carved in relief on one side with a sage beneath a pine tree growing from rocky cliffs and the reverse with a boy attendant and crane, stopper 6. 7 cm
A rock crystal snuff bottle, Qing Dynasty, 19th century, carved in low relief with a sage seated beneath a pine tree, stopper; together with another of peach form with fruiting branches and lingzhi fungus extending over the sides in high relief, stopper en
A group of four snuff bottles, Qing Dynasty, 19th century comprising two agate bottles, using the brown markings to highlight the carving of figures fishing on one, and two birds on the other; an amethystine quartz bottle with long tailed birds on rocks an
Twelve Chinese snuff bottles, including six in glass and crystal inside painted with landscape signed Zhou Loguan, child and animals signed Ye Zhong San, monkey signed Ma Shou-Hsan, one in amber signed Yeh Shao-San and others in agate, hardstone and enamel
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