Lot 382
  • 382

A SILHOUETTE AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE QING DYNASTY, 1820-90

Estimate
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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Description

  • Agate, mother-of-pearl gilt-metal
  • 5 cm, 2 in.
the flattened globular body cleverly carved in low relief using the dark brown layer to depict a lion dog and a bird perched on rockwork, mother-of-pearl gilt-metal stopper

Condition

This finely carved agate bottle is in good condition with the exception of a minute nick to the edge of the rim.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."