* Two Snuff Bottles,
the first of double gourd form with a ribbon tied to the center, with relief decoration of ducks, hens and foliage, with a squirrel and twig finial and a squirrel carved to the shoulder of the bottle, raised on a hardwood stand, the second a rose quartz example of compressed, rounded form and with a jadeite stopper lid, together with a diminutive turquoise ewer.
Height of tallest bottle overall 2 3/4 inches.
Estimate $ 150-250
Property from the Estate of Harvey and Mildred Levy, St. Louis, Missouri
The snuff bottles in overall good condition without apparent losses or restorations. The turquoise snuff bottle having naturalistic veining, the stopper stuck within the bottle and detached from the cover. With minor wear and with museum putty traces scattered throughout the bottle.
The quartz bottle with a few minor abrasions around the edges. The stopper, scoop and cover intact.
The ewer in overall good condition with minor wear.