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November 20, 2012
Singapore, SingaporeLive Auction
Lot 2: A Crystal Snuff Bottle(97 views)
Description: A Crystal Snuff Bottle. Period: Qing Dynasty (AD 1644-1912). Height: 7.2cm. Provenance: Christies. 清 玻璃鼻煙壺
Condition Report: Cap is loose.
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