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A Carved and Polychrome Ivory Snuff Bottle



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The bottle of flattened circular form, with a short straight neck, standing on a delicate raised oval footring.

The face carved with a floral spray and polychromed in fauna colours.

The reverse blank.

Green stopper (probably glass) - No spoon..

A very pretty, highly collectable bottle.


20th Century


All good

Measures 1 3/4" ( 4.8 cm ) including stopper

PROVENANCE; Michael & Elizabeth Kaynes.

Provincial auction house sale, United Kingdom, March 2008.

'Michael and Elizabeth Kaynes are amongst the most highly regarded of snuff bottle collectors and their contribution to the study and understanding of these items is recognised by all those involved in the snuff bottle world today.

Michael worked in Hong Kong from 1962 and was ideally placed to take advantage of the ready supply of snuff bottles in Hong Kong at this time.'

notes taken from the original sale catalogue






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