Snuff Bottle Collection Auction Results

On March 24 Fine Snuff Bottles From The Collection of Margaret Polak came on the block. Consisting of over 100 bottles the highly anticipated auction totaled $911,005 and was remarkably 98% sold by value.

The top lot was a Suzhou agate bottle which brought $42,700 (pictured, above), soaring above its estimate of $6,000-8,000. An unusual blue overlay glass bottle more than tripled its estimate of $6,000-10,000, fetching $36,600. Also far exceeding expectations was an inside-painted glass portrait snuff bottle that fetched $36,600 against an estimate of $3,000-5,000.

Other top lots from the sale include a carved yellow jade bottle (est. $4,000-5,000) which brought $30,500; a white jade double gourd bottle (est. $3,000-5,000) which fetched $21,960; and a white overlay blue glass bottle (est. $3,000-5,000) which achieved $19,520.