* Three Carved Snuff Bottles, the first of amethyst quartz and having high relief carving depicting Liu Hai holding the toad, a bat flying near him and holding the strand of coins, the reverse depicting a vase on a tripod stand carved from opaque black skin inclusions and shown bearing a leafy plant, a bird perched on a lingzhi fungus next to it, with a hardstone stopper cover and fitted wood stand; the second of carved lapis, in the form of a seated bixie, his face turned upwards, with the green hardstone leaf-form stopper handle protruding from his mouth, raised on a hardwood stand; the third of banded agate, the baluster form bottle with a chilong carved to the side and scrolled clouds carved in relief to the body, raised on an oval foot and further raised on a fitted wood stand, with a banded agate stopper cover. Height of tallest overall 2 5/8 inches. Estimate $ 1,000-2,000
Property from the Estate of Harvey and Mildred Levy, St. Louis, Missouri
Each in overall good, complete condition with minor wear and minor abrasions around the mouth rim. Museum putty stuck to each bottle's underside. Stoppers, scoops and covers all intact.
Three Carved Snuff Bottles, Height of tallest overall 2 5/8 inches.