Qing dynasty, 1780-1880 The semi-translucent body of circular form, rising from rounded shoulders to a gently waisted cylindrical neck, one side carved with a blossoming prunus tree, the contours of the rockwork on the sides further enhanced by the natural russet-toned inclusions of the taupe-colour stone. 5.5cm high.
Exhibited: Chinese Snuff Bottles, jointly presented by Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottle Collectors Study Group and the Urban Council, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 15 October to 26 November 1977
Illustrated: Paul Braga, Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottle Collectors, Arts of Asia, November-December 1976, Vol.6, No.6, p.84 Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1977, p.81, pl.180 The International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society Journal, Vol.10, Number 2, JICSBS, June 1978, p.47, pl.80
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