A fossiliferous limestone snuff bottle, 19th century. Photo Bonhams.

Of flattened ovoid form with a concave oval foot and a slightly concave mouth, the body displaying a dynamic pattern of white dashes on a black ground. 2in (5cm) high. Estimate US$ 1,200 - 1,800 (€860 - 1,300)

Property from the Collection of Emmanuel Dimitri Gran (1894-1969)

Bonhams.CHINESE ART FROM THE SCHOLAR'S STUDIO. 17 Mar 2014, New York - www.bonhams.com