QIng dynasty, 1770-1880 Of compressed rectangular form with sloping shoulders rising to a cylindrical neck, surmounted on a wide oval foot, the exterior with splashes of naturalistic grey-white inclusions, the other of flattened square shape with traces of coral, forest green, white and burgundy veins and inclusions. 5.8cm high (the tallest). (2).
Exhibited (right): 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 (right): Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1977, p.82, pl.183
For a related dendritic agate bottle from the Mary and George Bloch collection, see Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol.2, Quartz, Hong Kong, 1998, p.52, no.199.
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