A Group of Three Snuff Bottles,
the first of tortoise shell and relief carved with the Three Friends of Winter and lion mask and ring handles, the second of amber colored Peking glass, of a tapering bottle form with a raised bat at the shoulder, with three lion masks above the base terminating in scrolled feet, with a coral stopper lid, the third a crackle finish ceramic bottle with blue underglaze decoration depicting an immortal with a tablet, the unglazed foot unmarked, with a bamboo scoop.
Height of tallest 3 inches.
Estimate $ 200-400
The amber bottle in overall good condition, having natural inclusions and natural fissures to the organic material, with scattered small chips and abrasions throughout. Lacking stopper and cover.
The glass example in overall good condition, having a few small bubble inclusions from manufacture and with minor wear and minor surface abrasions around the mouth rim. Stopper and scoop intact.
The ceramic example in overall good condition with minor wear throughout, and heavy wear to the stopper lid. No apparent losses or chips to the bottle. The underside of the lid having gilt paint.