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An amber snuff bottle, 19th Century. Photo Bonhams

Of ovoid form, with flat lip and straight oval foot enclosed by a narrow oval footrim, carved with a continuous scene of sages with attendant and crane under pines, executed in high relief on the even russet colored surface; 2 3/4in (7cm) high. Estimate: US$2,000 - 3,000

Property from the Norman Stiller Collection, San Francisco, California  

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