* A Group of Four Snuff Bottles, comprising a mother-of-pearl veneered snuff bottle depicting a lady to each side, with lappet and foliate decoration, with a wood stand, an opal example with a lapis stopper cover and a wood stand, a shadow agate example of tapering bottle form and raised on a fitted hardwood stand, and a peach and red variegated agate example of bottle form with relief carved lion mask and ring handles, raised on a ring foot with a bat incised at the lower register, with a fitted wood stand, with a stone inlaid stopper cover. Height of tallest 3 1/4 inches. Estimate $ 300-500
Property from the Estate of Harvey and Mildred Levy, St. Louis, Missouri
The shadow agate example having wear throughout and minor surface abrasions, museum putty stuck to the underside and stand.
The opal example with minor age cracks, splits and wear. Abrasions around the mouth rim and foot and museum putty stuck to the underside.
The peach agate example with abrasions and chips around the foot. The mouth rim with abrasions and wear.
The mother-of-pearl example having light wear and bits of museum putty residue throughout. The underside with museum putty. No apparent losses to the decoration. The stopper and scoop stuck within the bottle and detached from the cover. All other stoppers and scoops intact but with wear.
A Group of Four Snuff Bottles, Height of tallest 3 1/4 inches.