Two Carved Agate Snuff Bottles,
each very well hollowed, the first of compressed flask form, with sages and an attendant with a qin carved from the opaque russet skin, the figural setting within a landscape depicting a canopy of craggy pine and a house in the distance, relief carved from an orange and red skin, the reverse with a relief carved landscape with house, with a red coral stopper cover; the second a shadow agate example of compressed rounded form, a sage and a dog carved in high relief from a grey skin, the reverse depicting a landscape with house and pine relief carved utilising the banded inclusions, with a red coral stopper.
Height of taller 3 1/2 inches.
Estimate $ 2,000-4,000
Each in overall good, complete condition with minor wear consistent with age and use. Metal scoops, stoppers and covers all intact.