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Chinese duan stone snuffbottle

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Rare duan stone snuff-bottle very finely carved with intricate featherwork in the dark-brown outer surface of the otherwise greenish
stone with a crane on a pine branch, the reverse dark brown
19th century
(perfect condition bar a minute nibble or flaw in the stone at the mouth)
*Purchased by the previous owner from S Marchant and Son in 1960
**The short neck is not unusual on duan-stone snuff-bottles

  • Reference Number: 1197