A Group of Three Agate Snuff Bottles,
the first of compressed squared form and of a light amber color, very well hollowed, with a recessed oval foot and a coral stopper lid, the second a shadow agate example of compressed flask form and well hollowed, with relief carved beast mask and ring handles, with uncarved black skin inclusions and a slightly flared foot, the third of compressed rounded form and well hollowed, having relief carved beast mask and ring handles, raised on an oval foot ring
Height of tallest 2 3/4 inches.
Estimate $ 600-800
The bottle with coral stopper in overall good, complete condition, the silvered metal scoop and stopper intact.
The shadow agate example in overall good condition having minor wear throughout, with metal scoop, the lid cover lost. A small chip to the mouth rim.
The compressed, rounded bottle in overall good condition with minor wear, minor surface abrasions along the interior mouth rim consistent with age and use. Lacking scoop, stopper and lid.