Fine Chinese Antiques and Works of Art available from Jadestone Gallery.

1314 NW Irving St. #503
Portland, OR 97209

phone: 503.243.2014
fax: 503.243.2015

Copyright © 2002–2005
Jadestone

A Private Collection
of Chinese Snuff Bottles

| 1-3 | 4-6 | 7-9 | 10-12 | 13-15 | 16-18 | 19-21 | 22-24 | 25-27 | 28-30 | 31-33 | 34-36 |
| 37-39 | 40-42 | 43-45 | 46-48 | 49-51 | 52-54 | 55-57 | 58-60 | 61-63 | 64-66 | 67-69 | 70-72 |
| 73-75 | 76-78 | 79-81| 82-84 | 85-87 | 88-90 | 91-93 | 94-96 | 97-99 | 100-102 | 103-105 | 106-108 |




 

1. A Glass Snuff Bottle

Of translucent amber colour with swirls of pale green and blue, the flattened ovoid form supported on a concave base

1770–1860 4.9cm
Acquired: 5/15/1976

2. A Glass Snuff Bottle

Of deep semi-translucent blue colour with gold aventurine-like splashes, the flattened ovoid form supported on a raised foot rim with recessed base

1750–1820 6.5cm
Acquired 7/21/1977

3. A Glass Snuff Bottle

Of bright translucent red colour over a layer of snowstorm, the compressed ovoid form supported on raised foot rim with recessed base

1770–1850 5.8cm
Acquired: 8/15/1975


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4. A Glass Snuff Bottle

Of swirled red, orange and yellow colour imitating realgar, the compressed ovoid form supported on a flattened base

1720–1800 5.2cm

5. A Glass Snuff Bottle
SOLD

Colourless imitating clear quartz and carved with flowers and vases on each side; one with two quail and the other with lingzhi and twin carp, mask handles at the shoulders of the compressed body supported on a raised foot rim with recessed base

1750–1820 5.7cm

6. A Glass Snuff Bottle

Colourless with black markings, the flattened rectangular form supported on a raised foot rim with recessed base

1800–1880 6.0cm


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7. A Glass Snuff Bottle

Of pale greenish gray colour imitating celadon jade, carved with orchids butterfly and rockery on one side, the other carved with 6 characters, a signature and seal, the flattened elongated form supported on
a raised foot rim with
recessed base

Yangzhou School
1820–1850 7.0cm

8. A Glass Snuff Bottle
SOLD

Of reddish orange colour with veined and pitted texture imitating coral, carved with prunus and birds, the ovoid form supported on a raised foot rim with recessed base

1770–1880 5.0cm

9. A Glass Snuff Bottle
SOLD

Of imperial yellow colour etched with 3 figures in a boat on the river along the bank on one side; the other with calligraphy and signature, the flattened ovoid form supported on a raised foot rim with recessed base

1890–1910 5.0cm


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10. An Overlay Glass
Snuff Bottle


Carved with coiled dragons and mask handles in ruby red on a snowstorm ground, the flattened circular form supported on a raised foot rim with
recessed base

1740–1800 6.0cm
Acquired 6/11/1966

11. An Overlay Glass
Snuff Bottle


Carved with crane and deer underneath trees on opposing sides in reddish brown on a turquoise ground, the flattened ovoid form supported on a raised foot rim with recessed base

1800–1880 5.5cm

12. An Overlay Glass
Snuff Bottle

SOLD

Carved with cricket and beetle with leaves on opposing sides in green on a brownish-beige ground, of flattened gourd form, carnelian stopper in the form
of a cricket cage with
malachite collar

1780–1860 6.0cm
Acquired 8/11/1975


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13. An Overlay Glass
Snuff Bottle

SOLD

Carved with phoenix and peony upon a rockery on one side; the opposite with crane deer and lingzhi in green upon a milk white ground, the flattened ovoid form supported on a nicely formed recessed base.

1780–1850 5.5cm

14. An Overlay Glass
Snuff Bottle


Carved with flowers in pots in black on snowstorm on both sides, the flattened ovoid form supported on a raised foot rim with recessed base

1780–1900 6.5cm
Acquired 10/9/1976

15. An Overlay Glass
Snuff Bottle

SOLD

Carved with lotus in red on opalescent white on both sides, the elongated flattened form supported on a raised foot rim with recessed base

1800–1920 8.0cm


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16. An Overlay Glass
Snuff Bottle


Carved with dragon and phoenix in semi opaque red on clear on opposing sides, the flattened teardrop form supported on a raised foot rim with
recessed base

1800–1920 6.5cm

17.An Overlay Glass
Snuff Bottle


Carved with a sinuous dragon and qilong in red on purplish blue snowstorm on opposing sides, the flattened ovoid form supported on a raised foot rim with recessed base

1800–1920 6.3cm
Acquired 10/29/1990

18. An Overlay Glass
Snuff Bottle


Carved with melons and squirrels in red on translucent snowstorm, the flattened ovoid form supported on a raised foot rim with recessed base

1800–1920 5.8cm


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19. A Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Decorated with entertainers in a court setting in underglaze blue on white, the cylindrical form supported on a raised foot rim with recessed base painted
with swirling designs to the
interior rim

1820–1850 7.7cm

20. A Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Decorated with a scholar playing the qin at a lakeside retreat in underglaze blue on white, the cylindrical form supported on a raised foot with recessed base base marked “da qing qian long nian zhi”

1820–1880 7.5cm
Acquired 6/10/1990

21. A Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Decorated with 8 horses in underglaze blue on crackled white, the cylindrical form supported on a raised foot rim with unmarked base

1820–1880 7.5cm


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22.A Very Rare Porcelain Snuff Bottle
SOLD

Of double gourd form decorated with gourds, flowers and vines in underglaze blue on white

1800–1850 6.5cm

23. A Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Decorated with 18 monkeys amongst rocks in underglaze blue on crackled white, the tapered cylindrical form with an unusual unglazed recessed base

1820–1880 6.5cm

24. A Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Decorated with court figures watching a performer in underglaze blue and red on white, the wide cylindrical form supported on a recessed base marked with a hen in underglaze blue

1820–1880 6.5cm
Acquired 1981


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25. A Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Decorated with landscape scene in underglaze red and blue on white, the tapered cylindrical form with an unmarked recessed base

1820–1880 7.0cm

26. A Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Decorated with horse and rider gesturing to a standing figure in underglaze red and blue on white, the tapered cylindrical form with a recessed base marked “da qing yong zheng
nian zhi”

1820–1880 8.1cm

27. A Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Decorated with dragons, clouds and waves in underglaze red and blue on white, the cylindrical form narrowing to a raised foot rim with an unmarked recessed base

1820–1880 7.0cm
Acquired 9/21/1990


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28. A Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Decorated with children playing a game on one side, figures in a landscape on the opposite, both in famille rose enamels with underglaze blue designs on the sides of the spade form body, the underneath marked “qianlong nianzhi”

1800–1850 4.9cm

29. A Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Decorated with Zhong Kuai and two figures in famille rose enamels, the cylindrical form narrowing to a foot rim with a recessed unmarked base

1820–1920 7.2cm
Acquired 6/20/1992

30. A Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Decorated with Zhong Kuai and two figures in famille rose enamels above and below bands of underglaze blue, the octagonal form supported on a raised foot rim with recessed base marked “jia qing nian zhi” in iron red

1796–1820 5.7cm


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31. A Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Decorated with 9 foo dogs in iron red enamel, the cylindrical form narrowing to a foot rim with an unmarked
recessed base

1880–1910 8.4cm

32. A Moulded Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Impressed with two seals on each side in purple and yellow, the rectangular body covered in a turquoise overglaze and supported by a raised foot rim of ovoid form with an unmarked recessed base

1800–1880 6.4cm

33. A Moulded Porcelain Snuff Bottle

In the form of an ear of corn covered in a yellow over green glaze glaze

1800–1900 7.0cm
Acquired 7/25/1976


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34. A Moulded Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Decorated with women and children in famille rose enamels, the compressed ovoid form supported on a raised foot rim with a recessed base marked “qian long nian zhi”

1800–1880 7.6cm
Acquired 7/25/1976

35. A Moulded Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Decorated with 18 luohan in famille rose enamels, the compressed ovoid form supported on a raised foot rim with a recessed base marked “qian long nian zhi”

1800–1880 7.4cm

36. A Moulded Porcelain Snuff Bottle

In the same manner as #34, but from a different mold

1800–1880 7.8cm


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37. A Hornbill Snuff Bottle

Intricately carved with village scenes on the front and back, of yellowish amber colour with red at the sides, the rounded rectangular form supported on a raised foot with recessed base

6.3cm

38. A Rare Hornbill
Snuff Bottle


Finely carved as a turtle dragon from the honey colour material with areas of red, the underneath well rubbed and contoured to fit the thumb

1800–1880 6.3cm

39. A Hornbill Snuff Bottle

Well carved two dragons on one side, the opposite with two phoenix, of honey colour with red at the sides, the flattened rectangular form supported on
a raised foot rim with
recessed base

5.1cm


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40. An Amber Snuff Bottle

Carved as a pine trunk with a rat to one side and branch to the other, of deep reddish brown colour, supported on a flat
base, stand

1750–1850 7.3cm

41. A Miniature Amber
Snuff Bottle


Carved with basketweave design, of brown and orange in colour, the ovoid form supported on a short foot rim with
recessed base

1750–1850 3.9cm

42. A Root Amber
Snuff Bottle


Of orange and dark brown colour with swirling patterns, the pebble form body supported on a flattened foot

1750–1850 5.5cm
Acquired 7/22/1977


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43. A Rare Fruit or
Pod Snuff Bottle


Of rich brown colour, the surface covered with “wrinkles,” metal mounts at the rim to form the mouth

1750–1880 6.6cm

44. A Lac Burgaute
Snuff Bottle


Inlaid with abalone shell in geometric designs surrounding a central chrysanthemum, the flattened ovoid form supported on a raised foot with a leaf on the base, probably Japanese

1880–1920 7.2cm

45. A Red Lacquer
Snuff Bottle


Finely carved with scholar and acolyte on one side, the other with scholars seated in bamboo grove, the flattened ovoid form supported on a raised foot rim with unmarked recessed base

1750–1850 6.6cm


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46. A Coral Snuff Bottle

Of mottled reddish orange and white colour carved in the form of a pine trunk and bamboo stock with branches and leaves

1860–1920 6.9cm

47. A Coral Snuff Bottle

Of fairly even peach colour, the central stock and chamber carved as a floral branch with a small bird to the side and another flower outcropping to the opposing side, probably Japanese

1880–1920 8.9cm

48. A Bamboo Snuff Bottle

Of round form carved on both sides with peaches and leaves

1800–1920 7.6cm


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49. An Opal Snuff Bottle
SOLD

Finely carved with a dragon climbing one side, the flattened ovoid form supported on a short, slightly concaved pedestal foot

5.3cm

50. A Miniature Opal Snuff Bottle
SOLD

Carved with crane and rockery to one side and a lotus blossom to the other

4.0cm

51. An Opal Snuff Bottle
SOLD

Lightly carved with a three legged toad to one side and a bat on the other, the inverse spade form supported on raised foot with recessed base, excellent use of natural stone colour

5.3cm


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52. A Rare Opal Matrix Snuff Bottle

The colourful and unusual material finely carved with lotus and cranes, the flattened form supported on a flat foot

5.6cm

53. A Fossiliferous Limestone Snuff Bottle
SOLD

Carved in the form of a butterfly with central body and wings, the unusual material containing numerous snail form fossils

1850–1920 4.1cm

54. A Miniature Turquoise Snuff Bottle

Carved with mask handles to the side, the greenish blue material webbed with black veins, the flattened form supported on a short foot with a slightly concaved base

1750–1880 4.0cm


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55. A Rare Sodalite
Snuff Bottle


Very well carved using the natural blue and cream coloring to highlight birds and a sleeping fisherman, the flattened ovoid form supported on a short foot rim with a recessed base

5.3cm
Acquired 10/29/1975

56. An Unusual Jasper
Snuff Bottle


Well carved from mustard coloured material and using the russet “skin” to highlight a saddled horse and a four character idiom reading: “ma dao cheng gong” meaning “gaining instant success upon arrival,” the flattened ovoid form supported on a flat foot

1800–1920 5.5cm
Acquired 2/25/1976

57. A Rare Tourmaline
Snuff Bottle

SOLD

Carved as a three legged toad with horns and baby, the unusual material a deep blue colour with areas of iridescence, well hollowed with tourmaline stopper

5.0cm


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58. A Rare Chrysoprase Snuff Bottle

Well carved using the natural stone colour with squirrel and grapes rebus, the flattened ovoid form supported on a flat foot

1850–1920 5.5cm
Acquired 8/11/1975

59. A Large Aquamarine Snuff Bottle

Well carved in the form of a double gourd with smaller gourds surrounding from the translucent pale blue/green stone, a silkworm is highlighted with a yellow inclusion, supported on a flat foot

7.0cm

60. An Amethyst Snuff Bottle
SOLD

Of deep purple colour with transparent areas nicely carved as a melon with a dragon coiled around the top, supported on a flat foot

1820–1920 4.2cm


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61. A Clear Quartz
Snuff Bottle


The translucent material carved on both sides with a bat with wings extended enveloping the bottle, of compressed ovoid form supported on a flat foot

1760–1840 5.3cm

62. A Fine Clear Quartz Snuff Bottle

Lightly carved on the surface with a shore side landscape with a boat and hut against a rock outcropping with a large pine tree, the flattened ovoid form supported on a raised ovoid foot rim with recessed base

1750–1850 6.2cm

63. A Small Smokey Quartz Snuff Bottle

Of dark translucent gray colour, the flattened form supported on a raised ovoid foot rim with recessed base

1750–1850 5.1cm


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64. A Chalcedony
Snuff Bottle


Of tan colour with dark green “moss like” inclusions, the flattened form supported on a short ovoid foot rim with recessed base

1780–1850 6.1cm

65. A Chalcedony
Snuff Bottle

SOLD

The stone with mottled green, red, orange and brown “moss like” inclusions, the compressed ovoid form supported on a raised ovoid foot rim with recessed base, very well hollowed

1780–1850 5.4cm

66. A Chalcedony
Snuff Bottle


With cloudy amber, brown and orange “moss like” inclusions, the tapered rounded cylindrical form supported on a short pedestal foot

1780–1850 5.6cm


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67. A Chalcedony
Snuff Bottle

SOLD

Of even tan colour, the rectangular form supported on a short pedestal foot

1780–1920 5.3cm

68. A Chalcedony
Snuff Bottle


Of tan colour with black markings suggestive of a tree upon a hillside, the flattened ovoid form supported on a raised foot rim with recessed base

1750–1850 6.1cm

69. A Chalcedony
Snuff Bottle

SOLD

Of even tan colour, the compressed ovoid form with raised oval panels at the sides and supported on a raised pedestal foot with
recessed base

1780–1860 5.5cm


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70. A Large Chalcedony
Snuff Bottle


Of mottled green, red, yellow, brown and orange colour, the pebble form supported on a concave base, very
well hollowed

1780–1850 7.8cm

71. A Small Chalcedony
Snuff Bottle

SOLD

Of tan colour with dark brown “ink play” like inclusions, the compressed ovoid form supported on a shallow
concave foot

1780–1860 4.3cm

72. A Chalcedony Double
Snuff Bottle

SOLD

Carved as two conjoined cylinders, the tan material with dark brown inclusions suggestive of a hillside, supported on raised pedestal feet with recessed bases

1780–1860 5.9cm


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73. A Chalcedony
Snuff Bottle


Of dark brown colour with amber skin carved with deer and pine in relief, the compressed ovoid form supported on a concave foot

1800–1900 5.6cm

74. A Chalcedony
Snuff Bottle


Of mottled beige and green colour with a reddish brown skin carved with a fisherman in relief, the rectangular form supported on a recessed base

1780–1850 5.8cm

75. A Chalcedony
Snuff Bottle

SOLD

Of gray and russet colour finely carved with a horse tethered to a pine tree on one side, the other with figures along the shore, the compressed ovoid form supported on a
recessed base

1860–1930 5.8cm


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76. A Chalcedony
Snuff Bottle


Of tan colour lightly carved with cat and butterfly rebus, the flattened form supported on
a raised foot rim with
recessed base

1800–1880 6.4cm

77. A Very Fine Chalcedony
Snuff Bottle

SOLD

The brown skin exquisitely carved with parrot and dog rebus against the tan body, the compressed ovoid form supported on a raised foot rim with recessed base,
well hollowed

1780–1850 5.5cm

78. A Chalcedony
Snuff Bottle


Carved as a melon with vines, the material banded with tan, russet and honey colours

1860–1930 5.4cm


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79. A Chalcedony
Snuff Bottle


With dark gray “skin” carved in high relief with a tethered horse against the gray background, the compressed ovoid form supported on a short foot rim with recessed base

1860–1930 6.1cm

80. An Unusual Chalcedony
Snuff Bottle


Of banded blue/gray, white and honey colour finely carved with two carp, the irregular form supported on a flat foot

1820–1900 5.9cm

81. A Chalcedony
Snuff Bottle


Of mottled gray and brown colour finely carved with a boy holding a flag riding atop the head of a dragon, the reverse with figures along the shore, the flattened rectangular form supported on an ovoid foot rim with recessed base

1800–1900 6.7cm


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82. A Small Nephrite
Snuff Bottle


of very pale greensigh white colour lightly carved with two bats at one side, the ovoid form supported on a flat foot

1780–1880 5.0cm

83. A Fine Nephrite
Snuff Bottle


Of very fine white colour, the cylindrical form supported on a raised and splayed foot with recessed base

1750–1820 6.6cm

84. A Small Nephrite
Snuff Bottle


Of pale greenish gray colour and nicely polished, the flattened ovoid form supported on a shallow ovoid foot rim with a recessed base

1780–1850 5.1cm


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85. A Fine Nephrite
Snuff Bottle


Of consistent white colour carved on the front and back with pine trees, the sides with elongated mask handles, the flattened form supported
on a raised foot rim and
concave base

1800–1880 6.4cm

86. A Nephrite
Snuff Bottle

SOLD

Of rich spinach green colour with black inclusions and well polished, the flattened flask form supported in a recessed base, well hollowed

1780–1850 5.3cm

87. A Very Fine Nephrite
Snuff Bottle


Of white colour with russet marking to one side and carved at the shoulder with sacred fungus, the flattened form supported on a raised foot rim of ovoid form with recessed base, well hollowed

1750–1820 6.6cm


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88. A Fine Small Nephrite
Snuff Bottle


Carved as a melon with vines and a butterfly to one side, the material of even white colour, well hollowed

1760–1850 5.4cm

89. A Very Fine Nephrite
Snuff Bottle

SOLD

Of pebble form intricately carved with leaves and vines over the surface and a butterfly on one side, the white material with russet markings, supported by a concave base

1750–1820 6.9cm

90. A Nephrite
Snuff Bottle

SOLD

Carved as a melon, the russet skin as leaves against the grayish white body, well formed to fit the hand

1750–1850 5.5cm


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91. A Fine Jadeite
Snuff Bottle


Of flattened ovoid form, the mottled green and tan material finely carved with figures upon rocks on one side, the opposite of nice apple green colour and left plain, supported by a
raised ovoid foot rim with
recessed base

1800–1860 6.2cm

92. A Small Jadeite
Snuff Bottle


Of mottled green and pale lavender colour nicely carved with birds and flowers, the flattened supported on a
raised ovoid foot rim with
recessed base

4.8cm

93. A Fine Jadeite
Snuff Bottle

SOLD

Of green and white “moss and snow” colour, finely polished, the compressed ovoid form supported on a flat foot,
well hollowed

1800–1880 5.5cm


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94. A Duanstone
Snuff Bottle

SOLD

Of dark grayish brown colour, the flattened rectangular form supported on a raised ovoid foot rim with recessed base

1780–1850 6.4cm

95. A Jade and Silver
Snuff Bottle

SOLD

The metal body formed around a central white nephrite ornament carved as a butterfly, the reverse embossed with a second butterfly of similar detail

1860–1930 6.5cm

96. An Unusual Soapstone
Snuff Bottle

SOLD

Of dark brown colour lightly carved on one side with dragons and clouds, the reverse with bats and clouds, the flattened ovoid form supported on a
flat foot

1740–1800 7cm


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97. A Silver Snuff Bottle

Decorated on the front and back with figures in a courtyard, the sides with geometric and floral designs, the flattened form supported on a raised foot with recessed base

Circa 1970 5.6cm

98. An Embellished Silver
Snuff Bottle

SOLD

The multi-faceted body decorated with lion handles at the sides and embellished with turquoise and coral, supported by a pedestal foot

1860–1930 8.3cm

99. A Silver Snuff Bottle

Decorated on the front and back with heavenly maidens amongst clouds, the sides with floral designs and the neck with a band of lappets, the flattened form supported on a raised foot rim and recessed base

Circa 1970 7.1cm


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100. A Cloisonné Enamel
Snuff Bottle


Of turquoise colour ground decorated on each side with a lotus blossom, the sides with mask handles, the compressed ovoid form supported on a short foot rim with recessed base, matching stopper

1800–1860 7.3cm

101. An Enamel on Metal
Medicine Bottle


Comprised of three hinged rectangular sections, one side
of each decorated with flowers
in enamel, the reverse with descriptions of each
bottle’s contents

1800–1900 4.3cm

102. A Cloisonné Enamel
Snuff Bottle


Of turquoise colour ground decorated with bats and clouds, the compressed form supported on a raised foot rim with recessed base engraved with a 4 character Qianlong Mark, matching stopper

7.5cm


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103. An Inside Painted Glass
Snuff Bottle


Painted on the interior with a mountainous landscape on one side and a tree and bamboo issuing from a rockery on the other, the flattened form supported on a raised and splayed foot with recessed base

1890–1920 6.1cm

104. An Inside Painted
Chalcedony Snuff Bottle

SOLD

The translucent material with green “moss-like” inclusions, painted on the interior with gold fish, the flattened form supported on a raised ovoid foot rim with recessed base

Unsigned, Ye Family
Circa 1920 6.0cm

105. An Inside Painted Glass
Snuff Bottle


Of amber colour, painted on the interior with children playing on one side and gold fish on the other, the flattened ovoid form supported on a raised foot rim with recessed base

Signed “Xue Shao Fu”
1900–1910 5.7cm


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106. An Inside Painted Glass
Snuff Bottle


Of amber colour, painted on the interior with the Qiao sisters, the flattened form supported on a raised ovoid foot rim with recessed base

Shandong School Dated 1972
6.3cm

107. An Inside Painted Glass
Snuff Bottle


Painted on the interior with two European women and a short inscription, the flattened form supported on a short ovoid foot with recessed base

Signed Lu Junwei (Born 1965)
7.0cm

108. An Inside Painted Glass
Snuff Bottle


Painted on the interior with a maiden on one side and a seated scholar on the reverse, the flattened rectangular form supported on an ovoid foot rim with recessed base

Signed Ding Hong (Born 1943)
6.4cm

       
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