A Carved Hornbill Snuff Bottle, of flattened squared form having a recessed, conforming foot ring, relief carved, depicting a luohan seated atop a dragon amongst incised and relief scrolled clouds, the reverse depicting a luohan seated atop a Buddhist lion and holding a ruyi scepter, another luohan standing behind him, beneath and above layers of scrolled clouds, the sides depicting chilong carved from the red skin, the stopper of hornbill and carved with sinuous chilong with red skin to the top and underside. Height overall 2 3/4 inches. Estimate $ 600-800
In overall good, complete condition, with minor wear.
A Carved Hornbill Snuff Bottle, Height overall 2 3/4 inches.