Dicker Snuff Bottle Collection offered at Bonhams

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2015-06-26 11:27:28

A collection of rare snuff bottles will be amongst the highlights of Bonhams' Asia Weeks sales in New York next month.

The Collection of Barbara and Marvin Dicker will be offered in a specially curated 100-lot sale, featuring bottles of unique form and colour acquired over more than 30 years.

One of the collection's leading highlights will be a beautifully-carved cameo agate snuff bottle from the Suzhou School (1780-1860), depicting Liu Hai, the Chinese god of wealth and prosperity and estimated at $8,000-$12,000.

Also expected to fetch a five-figure sum is a jade snuff bottle (1750-1820) in an extremely rare yellow hue known as “steamed chestnuts”, priced at $8,000-$10,000.

Other notable lots will include an enameled and slip-decorated Yixing snuff bottle (1800-1880) estimated at $5,000-$7,000, a finely carved Duanstone snuff bottle (1750-1800) estimated at $4,000-$6,000, and a fine agate snuff bottle with figural decoration  from the Official School (1780-1860), estimated at $3,000-$5,000.

"Bonhams is delighted to present the snuff bottle collection of Barbara and Marvin Dicker during New York Asia Week, maintaining our position as a market leader in the sale of fine private collections of snuff bottles to the international collecting community,” said Dessa Goddard, Vice President and Director of Asian Art at Bonhams.

March 16 will also see Bonhams host three further sales in New York: 'Eight Treasures from a Private American Collection', 'Chinese Art from the Scholar's Studio and 'Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art'.

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