A selection of Snuff Bottles for sale
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Porcelain, decorated in enamels with a green-eyed cat stalking rats feeding from a bowl, the reverse moulded with a bronze vessel above a seal, the base with the four-character mark wu shu nao mao (‘five rats worrying a cat’) in iron red enamel. Jingdezhen, 1850-1900 Height: 7.2cm
Porcelain, painted in famille rose enamels with scenes each main side with events in the subjugation of the rebellious Zhang Ge'er, the sides with mask and ring handles, the base with the mark Yongle tang yan 'Harmony at the Hall of Eternal Happiness'. 1800-1850 Height: 6cm
Glass imitiaing realgar, the deep red out layer caved on one side with the cowherd on his ox below the line on the heavenly river with magpies flying above, and the weaver girl to the top right corner; the other side carved through with Liu Hai, enticing the three legged toad with his string of cash. 5.4cm. 1720-1840
Crystal, carved with panels on the front, reverse and the lateral sides, then painted inside with a splendid Pekinese dog under a lush flowering peony, with a bamboo fence that links the scene to the reverse which depicts two smaller dogs and two doves above. Ye Zhongsan 1904.
Glass, translucent yellow with opaque yellow overlay carved with a curled dragon at the base emitting a vapour containing a pavilion with waves around the base, the reverse with a stork holding a tablet in its beak flying above a rock emerging from the waves with a bat flying above. 1780-1850.