Three agate snuff bottles, Qing dynasty | 清 瑪瑙鼻烟壺一組三件
2,000 - 3,000 USD
Three agate snuff bottles
Height of tallest 2⅜ in., 6 cm
The banded agate snuff bottle: In good condition. The tallest snuff bottle: In good condition. The other snuff bottle: In overall good condition with only minute nicks to rim.
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The banded agate snuff bottle and the tallest snuff bottle:
Collection of John and Eve Mahan.
Bonhams San Francisco, 24th February 2013, lot 5568 (part lot).
The flattened circular snuff bottle:
West Coast Private Collection.
Bonhams San Francisco, 24th February 2013, lot 5559 (part lot).