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At Bonhams Edinburgh there will be a sale of Asian Art on Thursday of this week beginning at 11.00am.

Martha Lloyd-Morgan of Bonhams with a very jovial buddha PHOTO ©2019 The Edinburgh Reporter

There is a wide range of objects including a fine silk embroidery of a rooster from the Meiji era (1868-1912) estimated at around £500-700.

Silk embroidery of a rooster PHOTO ©2019 The Edinburgh Reporter

One of the lots is a collection of snuff boxes including an unusual and rare 19th century buffalo horn snuff mull. This was most likely commissioned for a Scottish patron as it is steamed into the form of a Scottish ram’s horn snuff mull before carving in typical Canton export style. (£600-800)