PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION
A SUZHOU-STYLE AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
of compressed spherical form, cleverly carved in low relief using the different tones of the stone, to the front face a monkey seated on a cliff, the reverse with a deer, coral inlaid gilt-metal stopper
Height 7.6 cm, 3 in.
There is a very tiny nicks to the rim of the bottle. There are some wear and rubbing to the stopper, with some malachite encrustations visible.
"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."