A white jade 'three boys' snuff bottle
Finely carved in high relief with three boys clambering on the side of the tapering bottle, one holding an ear of grain over the taotie mask and supporting on his shoulders the second looking at a bird holding onto the shoulders of the vase, the third supported on the other taotie mask and with his hand embracing the second boy, all boys with smiling expressions and wearing tunics over baggy trousers, the stone of grey-white tone with russet inclusions, with jadeite stopper.
Without stopper 5cm (2in) high (2).
Chinese Works of Art
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