* Two Carved Hornbill Snuff Bottles, the first of Buddha's hand citron form having stippled skin and carved with scrolled, leafy stem, raised on a fitted wood stand, with a flattened baluster form example having loop handles flanking the neck with free-moving rings and openwork chain surmounted by a pierce carved crest, the bottle with high relief carving depicting Sun Wukong the monkey king battling the White Bone Demon, each supported with scrolled clouds, above pine trees and a leiwen band, the reverse depicting a shou medallion carved from the red rind, having a waisted standard with pierced, vertical slats above the flared foot, pendent from a scrolled, hardwood stand. Height of taller overall 2 5/8 inches. Estimate $ 500-700
Property from the Estate of Harvey and Mildred Levy, St. Louis, Missouri
The Buddh's hand citron having a few tight age splits, but no apparent losses or restorations. Well hollowed, lacking stopper, scoop and lid. The stand with museum putty but in good condition.
The chained bottle in overall good condition, with minor wear, lacking stopper, scoop and lid.
* Two Carved Hornbill Snuff Bottles, Height of taller overall 2 5/8 inches.