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Antique Chinese Amygdaloidal Basalt Snuff Bottle

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1900: Item # 1368791

Please refer to our stock # 219 when inquiring.

This is an Amygdaloidal Basalt , well hollowed, of circular form, with a round neck, a flat, wide lip, and a recessed oval foot surrounded by a footrim. The background is dark gray, almost black, and the attractive mineral inclusions of various shapes are light brown, blue, gray and some shades of red. Some of them have multicolor burst like forms. It comes with a like material stopper that shows various shades of blue. This very fine bottle is in excellent preserved condition. Bottle Measurements Height: 2.23 inches (5.6cm) - Not including stopper Width: 1.88 inches (4.8cm) Thickness: 1.06 inches (2.7cm) Weight: 2.6 ounce Snuff bottles of the same material and time period were sold at Bonhams, Hong Kong, on 276 May 2012 for $8,810 (photo #8), and at Bonhams, New York, on 22 March 2011, for $6,100 (photo #9)