A SUZHOU CHALZEDONY SNUFF BOTTLE WITH FINE DEPICTION OF SCHOLARS
900 € - 1.500 €
Description:China, 18th/ 19th c.
H. 6 (7,4) cm
Agate, the darker inclusions minimally carved with the silhouette design of scholars and servant boy beneath a darker speckle incised with near-hidden inscription reading "Gao shan liu shui" (High mountains and floating waters)
Collection Ago von Maltzan (1877 - 1927) and his wife, collected in Beijing between 1912 and 1916, by descent to a family member
Tiny chip to stand