Qing dynasty, 1770-1820 The rectangular shaped body with high shoulders rising from an oval ringed foot, each side exquisitely worked with archaistic scrolls of mythical beasts, the white stone of an even tone and brilliant clarity. 6.3cm high.
The motif of two chi dragons facing each other was frequently found in ancient bronze and jade. For a similar example in the Humphrey K. F. Hui Collection, see The Imperial Connection: Court Related Chinese Snuff Bottles, The Humphrey K. F. Hui Collection, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Art Museum, Hong Kong, 1998, no.59. For another white nephrite bottle with similar motifs in the Mary and George Bloch collection, see Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol.1, Jade, Hong Kong, 1995, pp.82-83, no.29.
與本壺之飾紋及形式相似的白玉鼻煙壺例子，可參考誦先芬室的藏品，見香港中文大學文物館，《御賞壺珍:誦先芬室藏清代宮廷鼻煙壺》，香港，1998，編號59。瑪麗及莊智博收藏中，也有一件白玉鼻煙壺飾雙螭龍對峙紋，唯形狀不同，見莫士撝, Victor Graham 及曾嘉寶著，《A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection 》，第1冊，頁82-83，編號29。
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