© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: AB0319-0816
A BANDED SHADOW AGATE ‘GOLDEN PHEASANT’ SNUFF BOTTLE
Banded agate
China, 19th/20th century

Of rectangular shape with rounded shoulders. The banded agate with natural shadow inclusions depicting a golden pheasant, a symbol of rank, staring up at the sun, a natural inclusion of honey-butterscotch color. Well hollowed-out and smoothly polished. Glass stopper and metal spoon.

Dimensions: HEIGHT (with stopper) 7 CM
Condition: Excellent condition
Provenance: French private collection, formerly collection of John Ault – known for the publication on snuff bottles from Robert Kleiner: ‘Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of John Ault’ (1990)

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