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An agate snuff bottle carved with a sage. Mid Qing, signed 'Shan Mei Tu'Photo Bonhams

The russet and darker brown inclusions in the translucent stone have been carved in a continuous scene of a scholar appreciating prunus among rocks and gnarled trees, with turquoise capped stopper, 6.6cm high. Sold for £15,000

Bonhams. 18 Jul 2012 11 a.m. EdinburghAsian Art