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Thu, Jan 13, 2022 09:00AM EST
Lot 56

Four Asian Carved Vessels

Estimate: $300 - $500

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Chinese/Japanese, 19th/early 20th century, comprising: carved wood snuff bottle, gourd form with relief carved branches and leaves, orange resin stopper/cap and bone spoon; carved and pierced red stained coquilla nut pomander with screw on lid; carved and pierced double gourd form ivory bottle or pomander, screw on cap; miniature carved and polychromed wood prayer bell with double fox head handle; largest 3 in.

Provenance: Estate of Hortense Huntsberry Loeb, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; by descent in family

Note: In 1956, the children of Hortense Huntsberry Loeb, donated a group of items to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. To view this collection of Chinese Art, please visit:

?This lot contains animal or plant material that may be restricted under federal, state and/or local law. Prospective bidders should check all applicable government wildlife restrictions prior to placing a bid. The buyer is solely responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses or permits from federal, state and/or local authorities applicable to their purchase or transport of the object. Please note that bidders in New Jersey may not bid on any lots containing elephant ivory, mammoth ivory, or rhinoceros horn.


surface dirt and accretion, scattered surface scratches and stains; carved wood gourd snuff bottle with small chip and loss to one side