A carved rock crystal snuff bottle, 1750-1860. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,000 (€1,300 - 1,800). Photo Bonhams.
Carefully hollowed with walls of even thickness, the bottle of tapering form with a cylindrical neck, flat lip, its shoulders sloping outward towards the recessed base, crisply carved with two faux lion mask-and-ring handles, executed from a nearly flawless transparent stone. 2 1/4in (5.7cm) high
Provenance: Asiantiques, February, 2012