SOLD! for $324.00.
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1st item: Chinese bronze cicada form snuff bottle with applied carved jade disc having incised duck head decoration; red coral stopper. 2 1/8" L. Late 19th century. 2nd item: Chinese lavender blue agate or chalcedony snuff bottle, flattened ovoid form with russet inclusions and carved hydra decoration. 2 1/2" H. Early 20th century. 3rd item: Chinese soapstone snuff bottle, flattened ovoid form with carved gourd and castanets decoration. 2 5/8" H. Early 20th century. Provenance: Collection of Fred C. Kennedy (1908-1995). Mr. Kennedy was a native of Rochester, Minnesota who was an avid mineral and snuff bottle collector throughout his life. He donated many specimens to The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC and upon his death, left most of his collection to Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. His obituary was featured in the publication "The Mineralogical Record" and he was a member of the Chinese Snuff Bottle Society of America. Condition: 1st item: Some tarnishing to bronze. 2nd item: Slight chipping to rim. 3rd item: Overall very good condition. CONDITION: 1st item: Some tarnishing to bronze. 2nd item: Slight chipping to rim. 3rd item: Overall very good condition.