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Lot 0056
Fossil mineral, China.

It seems almost unbelievable – as one were looking into a colorful toystore – what one can recognize in this mixture of structures, forms and various details. But it is nothing more than naturally produced fossil stone. Small, round bottle with wide shoulders; the background color is brown and the mineral inclusions white to almost red. Stopper of the same material with spoon.

Expertise: Wolfmar Zacken

All snuff bottles offered here come from the collection of Hellmut Longin at the Chateau Thürn. They were acquired, according to the information provided by the collector, between 1980 and 2000 and some still have their old receipt.

Provenance: From the collection of Hellmut Longin, Chateau Thürn, Austria

Dimensions: HEIGHT 6.1 CM

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Estimate €350 - €700Apr 1, 2017