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Lot 0098
A ‘MACARONI’ AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE, QING DYNASTY

Agate of pale brown color with scattered opaque white tubular striations and crystalline patterns. Good surface polish.

China, 1780-1880

A good representative from this group, well carved and polished, of surprisingly balanced form.

Shape: Flattened heart form.
Hollowing: Excellent.
Mouth, neck and lip: Elongated cylindric neck, slanted lip, convex top and small mouth.
Base: Flat oval base.
Design, marks, school: Official school.
Stopper: Jadeite with sparkles of emerald-green, original metal mounting and spoon.
Height of the bottle with stopper: 6.3 cm.
Width of the mouth: 6 mm.
Width of the neck: 19 mm.
Weight: 90 grams.
Condition: Excellent.
Provenance: American private collection.

Auction result comparison: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. Christies, New York, 16 - 17 September 2010, lot 1175. (for a related bottle)

清代通心粉紋瑪瑙鼻烟壺
瑪瑙,表面平滑磨光
中國,1780-1880年
品相極好
美國私人收藏

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A 'MACARONI' AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE, QING DYNASTY

Estimate €150 - €300Sep 29, 2018