A white jade snuff bottle with "wrapped qin" design Qianlong mark, bottle 1720-1800
Lot 10
A white jade snuff bottle with 'wrapped qin' design Qianlong mark, bottle 1720-1800
Sold for US$ 31,250 inc. premium
Auction Details
A white jade snuff bottle with "wrapped qin" design Qianlong mark, bottle 1720-1800 A white jade snuff bottle with "wrapped qin" design Qianlong mark, bottle 1720-1800
Lot Details
Property of Dr. Martin Roshco
A white jade snuff bottle with 'wrapped qin' design
Qianlong mark, bottle 1720-1800
Of compressed globular form, flat lip, its rounded oval foot rim surrounding a recessed foot, the interior very well-hollowed, the exterior carved as a brocade wrapped qin, the front of the instrument visible on one side of the bottle and the back of the instrument on the reverse, the wrapping cloth with a repeating petal diaper motif and a leiwen border, a seal script six-character Qianlong mark to the base.
2 1/8in (5.3cm) high

Footnotes

  • 白玉裹琴鼻煙壺
    乾隆款

    Provenance:
    Sotheby's, London, October 13, 1987 lot 129
    Collection of Eric Young

    A nearly identically designed white jade snuff bottle in the Bloch collection is illustrated in Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol.1 no 27. A second 'wrapped qin' bottle in white jade, of a different shape, is illustrated in Humphrey Hui The Imperial Connection, no. 62
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