* A Group of Four Snuff Bottles,
the first a realgar glass bottle of tapering baluster form, the second a shagreen example of rounded baluster form, raised on a hardwood stand, the third a hair quartz example, of compressed round form with raised cartouches to the sides, with an oval foot, the fourth a turquoise example of octagonal faceted bottle form with a flat base, with a turquoise stopper cover.
Height of tallest 2 3/4 inches.
Estimate $ 400-600
Property from the Estate of Harvey and Mildred Levy, St. Louis, Missouri
The realgar glass bottle in overall good, complete condition, with no apparent losses or restorations. With scoop and stopper, cover detached.
The shagreen example in overall good condition with minor wear, fairly well hollowed. The scoop of tortoise shell, and the scoop, stopper and lid intact. The lid with minor wear.
The hair quartz example in good condition overall with a small chip to the exterior of the mouth rim and three small chips to the foot. Stopper, cover and scoop intact.
The turquoise example in overall good condition with no apparent losses or chips. Scoop, stopper and cover intact.