June 23, 2022 10:00 EST

Collect: Asian Arts

 
  Lot 175
 

175

Group of five assorted jade carvings and snuff bottles

Comprising a cream and russet pebble-form snuff bottle, a white jade and enameled metal bi-form snuff bottle embellished with amethyst, a grey jade snuff bottle, a white and beige jade sword slide, and a pale celadon-grey plaque carved with a feline and a fabulous beast

PROVENANCE:

Property from the Collection of George W. Ryan, Philadelphia (1924-2006)

Mr. Ryan studied at the University of Pennsylvania and served as a medic and radiologist with the 195th General Hospital in the 101st Airborne division in the United States Army during WWII. After serving in Belgium and Germany, Mr. Ryan spent time in Paris where he began collecting in earnest. Returning to the US, he completed his studies in 1948 at the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English Literature, going on to a career as an English teacher in the Philadelphia school system. He was a member of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the Philobiblon Club, and the International Snuff Bottle Collector's Society.

Sold for $4,410
Estimated at $1,500 - $2,000


 

Comprising a cream and russet pebble-form snuff bottle, a white jade and enameled metal bi-form snuff bottle embellished with amethyst, a grey jade snuff bottle, a white and beige jade sword slide, and a pale celadon-grey plaque carved with a feline and a fabulous beast

PROVENANCE:

Property from the Collection of George W. Ryan, Philadelphia (1924-2006)

Mr. Ryan studied at the University of Pennsylvania and served as a medic and radiologist with the 195th General Hospital in the 101st Airborne division in the United States Army during WWII. After serving in Belgium and Germany, Mr. Ryan spent time in Paris where he began collecting in earnest. Returning to the US, he completed his studies in 1948 at the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English Literature, going on to a career as an English teacher in the Philadelphia school system. He was a member of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the Philobiblon Club, and the International Snuff Bottle Collector's Society.

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