A Japanese stained ivory snuff bottle of elongated spade shape; carved on one face with a seated scholar and acolyte amidst a rocky landscape; the reverse with a horse and rider in a similar setting; the sides with lotus scroll rising to archaic characters at the shoulders; the neck and matching stopper with key fret; the recessed base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark
A Chinese agate snuff bottle of rich honey brown colour; the compressed ovoid form very well hollowed and rising to a gently sloping neck and concave mouth; supported on a raised foot rim with a recessed base; lightly carved with a lotus leaf and blossoms to one side
A large Japanese ivory snuff bottle of compressed ovoid form; supported on a raised foot rim with a recessed base; the neck consisting of a separate piece threaded into the body (see photo #7); painted in black lacquer with a continuous scene of phoenix upon rockery amidst prunus and peony; matching stopper
A Chinese porcelain snuff bottle of elongated spade shape; decorated in famille rose enamels and iron red with scenes from "Dream of the Red Chamber;" the base with an apocryphal 6 character Qianlong mark in seal script
A Chinese porcelain snuff pot of baluster shape; decorated in underglaze blue, white and red with dragons and clouds; the base with an apocryphal Yong Zheng mark; the matching stopper with a flaming pearl
A Chinese porcelain snuff bottle covered in an unusual peach-coloured glaze; decorated in gold pigment with a boy and buffalo next to a pine tree; supported on a raised foot rim with a recessed, white-glazed base
A Chinese clear glass snuff bottle of rectangular form; painted on the interior with ducks and lotus on one face; the reverse with figures in landscape; one side with goldfish; the other with a dragonfly and butterflies; signed "Yan Yu Tian"
A Chinese red lacquer snuff bottle of compressed ovoid form; carved with a continuous scene of scholars and acolytes amidst a rocky landscape with trees; beneath formalized clouds; above a band of lappets; floral designs at the neck