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Inro Inro

Inro with four compartments, of ivory decorated with caparisoned elephant and Chinese children (karako) in mother-of-pearl, malachite and steatite, suspended from a kagamibuta netsuke of ivory set with glass and emamel, and held by a lacquer ojime encrusted with mother-of-pearl and steatite: Japan, by Shibayama Kazuyuki, late 19th century

Snuff bottle Snuff bottle

Snuff bottle of malachite, carved in relief with the figure of a scholar or Daoist immortal on one side and deer, both against a background of pine branches and auspicious fungus (lingzhi), and with a carved malachite stopper fitted with ivory spoon: China, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

Snuff bottle Snuff bottle

Snuff bottle of malachite, ovoid and flat, carved in relief with a deer on one side and a crane among pine branches on the other: China, 19th century AD

Snuff bottle stopper/spoon Snuff bottle stopper/spoon

Stopper of malachite with an ivory spoon, for a snuff bottle: China, 19th century AD

Snuff bottle Snuff bottle

Snuff bottle of malachite, ovoid and flat, carved in relief with deer and birds among pine and prunus branches: China, 19th century AD

Snuff bottle stopper/spoon Snuff bottle stopper/spoon

Stopper with an ivory spoon, for a snuff bottle : China, 19th century AD

Snuff bottle Snuff bottle

Snuff bottle of porcelain, flask form, painted on either side with dogs of Fo sporting with brocaded balls with flames, with four-character seal mark on base, and with a malachite stopper fitted with brass spoon: China, 19th century

Snuffbox Snuffbox

Octagonal snuffbox of two colour gold inlaid with malachite and mother-of-pearl, with a hinged lid set with an oval enamel plaque painted with nymphs and a cupid: French, Paris, possibly Louis Cousin or Louis Gallois, 1771 - 1772.

Snuffbox Snuffbox

Silver snuff box with gilt interior, mother-of-pearl panel from Guandong, China, in lid and inscription commemorating Captain William Wilkinson, a former East India Company sea officer, who commanded a frigate in the Chilean fleet of Admiral Lord Cochrane, by silversmith John Crichton, Scotland, 1859

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