Qing dynasty, 1770-1850 Plain and undecorated, the compressed globular body with a cylindrical neck rising from a recessed foot, the stone of pale grayish-green. 5.2cm 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: Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1977, p.75, pl.161
Blue jadeite snuff bottles are comparatively rare. For a similar example from the J & J collection, see Moss, Graham and Tsang, The Art of the Chinese Snuff Bottle: The J & J Collection, New York, 1993, pl.121. Compare also a blue jadeite snuff bottle from the Joe Grimberg Collection, sold at Sotheby's New York, 14 September 2010, lot 166.