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)