19th century Chinese snuff-box in gold, agate and enamel.
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19th century Chinese snuff-box in gold, agate and enamel.
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Oval bottle in agate of several colours, brown and bluish, and enamelled gold stopper. The bottle is decorated with flowers and leaves in the blue vein of the brown agate. The stopper is made of translucent green enamelled gold with a fine guilloche pattern. It is set with a range of half pearls. The top of the stopper is in jasper and tied with a fine gold thread. Inside, a gold stopper reveals a spatula. This is a Chinese tobacco bottle. The tobacco was presented in powder form and for snuff. Small transportable bottles were used to keep the tobacco away from humidity. This type of flask could be mounted in gold frames for the western market. Numerous collectors such as E.Guimet or A.Baur have a passion for these elegant tobacco objects.
18 carat gold. Head of an eagle.
H:2.08in. (5,3 cm), L:1.25in. (3,2 cm); l: 0.70in. (1,8 cm).
Poids: 1.71oz (48,5 g).
19th century
Price:3800€
REF:5028


19th century Chinese snuff-box in gold, agate and enamel.