Hi, thank you for having a look at my auctions. We are very excited this week to be featuring this fine snuff bottle collection. Wadds was an avid Asian arts collector with a keen interest in the area of snuff bottles.Wadds acquired most of the collection when she traveled on many trips to China and Hong Kong during the 1950-70s period. I do wish everyone the very best of luck winning the auctions!
This snuff bottle is one of a few extremely rare natural amber examples being offered from this important estate collection. I have had this and the other amber snuff bottles being offered inspected by our local gemologist we have worked with for upwards of ten years. The snuff bottle is beautifully carved throughout with a fine spotted deer grasping ruyi lotus among rocky pine tree landscape design.
The snuff bottle is also finely and deeply carved throughout the interior. The amber has some natural imperfections as would be found on any authentic natural example like this. The snuff bottle is otherwise in substantially fine condition as seen.
The snuff bottle displays very nicely measuring 1 5/8 inches wide, by 1 1/8 inches deep. The snuff bottle measures 2 1/4 inches tall, and 2 1/2 inches tall including the lid.
The snuff bottle without lid weighs 26.5 grams. I believe this is a very rare opportunity to acquire some rarely found natural amber examples. In my many years of auctioning such pieces I have only ever seen a couple authentic amber snuff bottle examples.
So I believe this great collection is something that is not often found, mostly all being offered without reserve! BEST OF LUCK WITH THE AUCTIONS! All Canadian Residents will be charged HST Based on Address. We make great effort to honestly and accurately describe each item listed.Items are not returnable if it is not of the age or value you were hoping it to be, with No Exceptions. Many of the items listed are old antique pieces and in many cases over a hundred, or hundreds of years old.
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RARE 19C CHINESE CARVED NATURAL BALTIC CHERRY AMBER PEBBLE FORM SNUFF BOTTLE" is in sale since Friday, November 04, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Snuff Bottles".The seller is "joanies_house_of_treasures" and is located in Barrie, ON. This item can be shipped worldwide.