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Chinese Hand Carved Snuff Bottle w Cabochons & Cinnabar

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1920   item# 1154446 (stock# 387AOG)

Chinese Hand Carved Snuff Bottle w Cabochons & Cinnabar
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$272 

This is an antique hand carved and uncommon mixed media constructed Chinese yao ping (or snuff bottle), with a newer spoon and cover.[84A] It was probably made as a cabinet bottle or vitrine object for collectors at the "fin de siecle" (end of 19th Century).[11B] The Chinese craftsman certainly went out of their way to make a yao ping that was different, and still ornamental, from the thousands of lapidary worked stone, glass, or coral, and ceramic finished, carved ivory, bone and jing ...click for details

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