Two Snuff Bottles
comprising an interior painted glass example depicting the Eastern Han eunuch Cai Lun, with inscription and cyclical date mark corresponding to 1929, the reverse depicting an architectural structure in a setting with pine trees on a craggy mountain top with mountains and waterfall in the distance, with a glass cover, with beast mask and ring handles, with a rock crystal example of squared form.
Height of first 3 1/2 inches.
Estimate $ 400-600
Each moderately well hollowed. The painted version in overall good condition, with minor wear. Lacking scoop and stopper. The rock crystal example having minor flake chips to the mouth rim and wear throughout, lacking stopper, scoop and cover.