An inscribed white nephrite 'plum blossom' snuff bottle Qing dynasty
Lot 249
An inscribed white nephrite 'plum blossom' snuff bottle Qing dynasty
HK$ 85,000 - 110,000
US$ 11,000 - 14,000
amended

Lot Details
The Property of a Gentleman (lots 249-252)
An inscribed white nephrite 'plum blossom' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty
Raised on a slightly splayed short foot, the flattened circular body rising to a thin neck and a lipped rim, worked on one side with a plum blossom tree on rockworks, the other side with a fourteen character poem.
5.3cm high.

Footnotes

  • 清 白玉雕梅花鼻煙壺

    The inscribed poem is by Ming poet Gao Qi titled 'plum blossom', which literally translates as 'a scholar lying in the midst of a snowy mountain, a beautiful woman appears from the forest under the moonlight'. It is a metaphorical expression for the beauty of plum blossoms.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the illustration in the mini highlights catalogue is incorrect. The correct illustration is in the main catalogue and as viewed on the auctioneer's screen.
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