Malachite Snuff Bottle, China, 20th century, compressed pear form, carved in relief with two monster masks at neck and a chilong playing with a ball along the side of the body Xx Tracy Porter Poets, Minerals Art, Art Minerals, Bottle Art, Bottle 20Th Century, Dynasty Snuff, Boxes Tracy, Malachite Snuff, Porter Poets Wanderlust
Property from the Estate of Gardner Hart Pierson. A banded agate snuff bottle. Of a compressed ovoid form, with a flat mouth rim and wide mouth, a flat oval base, the interior very well-hollowed, the body suffused with concentric white and brown markings suggesting a thumbprint formation; 2in (5.1cm) high. Estimate: US$1,500 - 2,500
A shoulder pot with masks and ring handles China, prob. Han period (206 bef. Chr. - 220 after Chr). Ceramic, reddish body dark green glazed. Bellied body with tapered stand. Sideways ring handles with animal masks. Unmarked, min. chipped. and little rest. H. 31 cm.