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1st item: Chinese enameled gilt metal snuff bottle, flattened urn form and turquoise ground with cartouche decoration depicting Chinese beauties. Blue seal mark to base. 2 1/8" H. 2nd item: Chinese "4 Seasons" silver metal snuff bottle, comprised of four square silver metal hinged sections having raised decoration, raised script and enameled accents. 1 5/8" H. 3rd item: Chinese square double-hinged gilt metal snuff bottle having inset jade panels with carved longevity symbol decoration and coral tops. 1 3/8" H. 4th item: Chinese bottle form gilt metal snuff bottle with pierced and enameled dragon decoration. Base marked "China". 2 5/8" H. 5th item: Chinese silver metal snuff bottle, flattened ovoid form with enameled crab and floral decoration. 2 1/2" H. 6th item: Chinese snuff bottle, flatened ovoid form with mosaic mother of pearl body and carved inset stone oval panels having floral designs. Four incised character marks to base. 2 1/2" H. 2nd, 3rd & 6th items Late 19th century. Others are 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 Carlton College in Northfield, Minnesota. His obituary was featured in the publication "The Mineralogical Record". Condition: 1st item: Very good condition. 2nd & 3rd items: Tarnishing to metal and losses to enamel. 4th item: Chip to stopper. 5th item: Tarnishing/losses to metal. 6th item: Overall good condition. CONDITION: 1st item: Very good condition. 2nd & 3rd items: Tarnishing to metal and losses to enamel. 4th item: Chip to stopper. 5th item: Tarnishing/losses to metal. 6th item: Overall good condition.