A white nephrite 'basket weave' snuff bottle Mid Qing dynasty
Lot 233
A white nephrite 'basket weave' snuff bottle Mid Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 31,250 (US$ 4,029) inc. premium
Lot Details
The Property of a Lady
A white nephrite 'basket weave' snuff bottle
Mid Qing dynasty
Of compressed globular form, the greenish-white stone skilfully worked in varying levels of relief to simulate a vessel wrapped for protection in a basket weave casing.
5cm high.

Footnotes

  • 清中期 白玉雕柳編紋鼻煙壺

    For a similar 'basket weave' snuff bottle from the Qing court collection, preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, see The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 2003, p.144, pl.214. Compare also a white jade 'basket weave' snuff bottle from the Mary and George Bloch collection, illustrated by Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, Vol.1, Jade, Hong Kong, 1995, p.240, pl.98, and sold in these rooms, 23 November 2010, lot 56.
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