A pale green and russet nephrite 'finger citron' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1770-1850 Naturalistically worked in the form of a Buddha's hand, the natural texture of the fruit and slender tendrils with inward curled ends captured by the subtly worked reliefs, issuing from gently openworked gnarled branches bearing further leaves. 8.3cm 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.74, pl.158
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