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Suzhou School Agate Snuff Bottle - Figures in Landscape (Le Tieguai)

Suzhou School Agate Snuff Bottle - Figures in Landscape (Le Tieguai)


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1920: Item # 1426221
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A finely carved Suzhou school agate snuff bottle. Decoration of figures, picked out from natural colors of the stone, in landscape of hilly bluffs with overhanging pine and whispy cloud. Based on the gourd in the sash of the larger figure - possibly depicting the immortal, Le Tieguai. Nicely defined foot rim. The top rim with broad, just slightly concave surface. Very well hollowed. Height of bottle without cap, 2 5/8 inches. Height with cap, 3 1/8 inches. Excellent condition of the bottle.

The top is also in good condition but the bone spoon is a bit short and wrapped tape keeps a snug fit to the bottle. The top may be a replacement.