Agate snuff bottle carved with a monkey and its peach

A blond agate snuff bottle showing a monkey standing on a rock

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An agate snuff bottle of flattened rectangular form carved in relief using the darker inclusions with a monkey holding a branch with a peach and standing on a rock with lingzhi.  On the upper right a bat in flight appearing as a natural vein of the stone.

Well hollowed.

China, 1780-1850

H : 6 cm

Provenance: Old French Collection

Galerie Espace 4

9 rue Mazarine
75006 Paris – France
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