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A miniature aquamarine snuff bottle, 1850-1900. Photo Bonhams

Of flattened ovoid form, with straight lip and recessed oval foot enclosing a short footrim, the pale translucent stone carved to the front with a flying bat reversed by a cluster of cloudscrolls set off at one side by a coiled dragon; 1 3/8in (3.6cm) high. Estimate: US$1,000 - 1,500

Property from the Collection of Linda Riddell Hoffman

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