The pair of early 20th century carved ivory emperor and empress snuff bottles are 2 ½ inches high, 7/8 inches wide and ½” thick. The emperor’s right hand holds a fan; his left hand carries a long staff. The empress’ right hand holds a flower; her left hand carries a round fan. The impressions on their faces are very well presented and their robes and hair pieces are nicely carved and colored. Aside from some worn pigment due to age, they are in really great shape.
This very well designed hand carved early 20th century Chinese ivory snuff bottle of a shape of a corn is 3 ½ inches high and 1 ½ inches wide from bottom. It depicts a beetle resting on an ear of a corn. It is in great condition.
This snuff bottle is molded in the form of a wine pot which is secured in a woven basket. It is inscribed with the wine maker¡¯s name De Run Zheng and the name of the wine Zhuang Yuan Hong. The seal mark is Yong Zheng period but is considered as Tong Zhi or Guang Xu period (1862~1908). It is 3 inches tall and 1 ¾ inches at the widest part. Beside some small chips on the woven part, it is in good condition.
This rare middle or late 19th century ¡°tea dust¡± porcelain snuff bottle is 3 inches tall and 1½ inches on the widest part. The color and the shape of the body are superb. It is in excellent condition.
This middle or late 19th century Meiping shape snuff bottle has a white background and fine copper red crackles around the entire body. It is 3 ½ inches tall and 1½ inches on the widest part. The cap and spoon are later replacements. It is in excellent condition.
This middle or late 19th century snuff bottle has a white background and is hand painted in copper red and cobalt blue with an old sage and his servant. It is 3 inches tall and 1½ inches wide. The cap and spoon are replacements (not in the picture). It is in good condition.
19th century Chinese porcelain snuff bottle molded like a string of grapes. The cap is made of turquoise; the original spoon is gone. There are no chips or crack lines. The leaves show different tones of green. It is a neat piece and in good condition. H: 3 ¾ inches, W: 2 inches
19th century Chinese yellow cast porcelain snuff bottle with Qian Long mark. The mark is fictitious which is quite common. One side depicts a bird on a tree; another side is a landscape. The yellow stone cap and spoon are later replacements. There are no chips or crack lines but some stains due to the age. It is in good condition. H: 2 ¾ inches, W: 1 7/8 inches