A white jade 'boys' snuff bottle  18th century
Lot 50
A white jade 'three boys' snuff bottle 18th century
Sold for £26,400 (US$ 43,788) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A white jade 'three boys' snuff bottle
18th century
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).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: a European private collection.

    Compare a related celadon jade snuff bottle carved with three boys, sold at Christie's London, 11 May 2010, lot 12.
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Item contains ruby or jadeite

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