A pink tourmaline snuff bottle, 1850-1900. Photo Bonhams

Of flattened oval shape with straight lip and recessed foot enclosed by an oval footrim, the translucent stone of rose-pink hue carved with a delicate basketweave pattern; 2 in (5cm) high. Estimate: US$1,000 - 1,500 

Property from the Collection of Linda Riddell Hoffman 

Bonhams. Fine Asian Art, 21 Jun 2011, San Francisco www.bonhams.com