The black lacquer snuff bottle incised with an antique coin and related objects on one side, and on the reverse with an inscription in seal script. Coral stopper and metal spoon. The rare incised coconut shell snuff bottle with an incised image of a court lady beneath a willow tree, the reverse with a minutely incised inscription. Glass stopper and metal spoon.
Dimensions: HEIGHT (with stopper) 5.2 – 7 CM
Condition: Both in good 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)