July 13, 2018 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Five Asian Miniature Boxes and Bottles

19th century, burlwood root box with flattened bottom, lift lid decorated with image of dog in landscape, 3 in.; carved oval black lacquer box with prunus blossoms, 3-1/4 in.; bone carved box with removable lid decorated with two monkees, 4-1/4 in.; rock form lacquer snuff bottle with ivory stopper, 2-3/8 in.; gourd shaped snuff bottle, 1-3/4 in.

Note:  This lot contains animal or plant material that may be restricted under federal, state and/or local law. Prospective bidders should check all applicable government wildlife restrictions prior to placing a bid. The buyer is solely responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses or permits from federal, state and/or local authorities applicable to their purchase or transport of the object. Please note that bidders in New Jersey may not bid on any lots containing elephant ivory, mammoth ivory, or rhinoceros horn.

Provenance:Private Collection, Richmond, Virginia


some areas of wear and rubbing throughout, cracks to surfaces of two small snuff bottles, yellowing to bone

Estimate: $300 - $600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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