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CHINESE CARVED SQUASH AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

CHINESE CARVED SQUASH AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE


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Directory: Fine Art: Contemporary: Item # 87634

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Ann Arbor
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$450.00

This is a good sample of using the natural color of agate to create an interesting snuff bottle. It is 3 inches tall, 1 1/8 inches wide and 1 inch thick. The artist used the orange of the agate to create a large squash and small squash hanging on its side. The black section of the stone color was used to create a lucky bat; the lighter color of the stone served to create a monkey grabbing the smaller squash. The subject is quite striking and the workmanship is wonderful. It is well hollowed and polished.