Agate snuff bottle carved with a crab amidst stalks of rice

1,200.00 

An agate snuff bottle carved in low relief with a crab amidst stalks of rice. The snuff bottle is very well hollowed.
China, 1820-1880
H: 5,5 cm

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Description

An agate snuff bottle of rounded form carved in low relief from the natural dark brown inclusions with a crab amidst stalks of rice. The reverse plain. The snuff bottle is very well hollowed.
China, 1820-1880
H: 5,5 cm
The crab illustrates the meaning of harmony and when depicted with a stalk of rice the combination forms a rebus meaning “harmonious”.

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