Eighty-eight snuff bottles from the Ruihe Tang collection (lots 1001-88)
A rare white jade 'peach' snuff bottle
Beijing Palace Workshops, Qianlong Of compressed globular form, the fine white jade stone skilfully worked and hollowed in the shape of a peach with meandering leaf branch, rising to a cylindrical neck and tapering to an oval base, stopper. 5.2cm (2in) high. (2).
Provenance: A private European collection Sotheby's Hong Kong, 5 November 1997, lot 2174
A similar white jade 'peach' snuff bottle in the Mary and George Bloch collection is illustrated by Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, Vol 1, Jade, Hong Kong, 1995, p.164.
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