Qing dynasty, 1770-1850 The body of rectangular form rising from a hollowed quatrelobed foot to a cylindrical neck, the plain body flanked by a pair of animal heads issuing ring handles. 5.4cm high.
For a similar example without the ringed handles in the collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, see Snuff Bottles in the Collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1991, p.173, pl.183 and 185. As illustrated, the court used to produce jade snuff bottles as a set, of which one bottle with handles, see ibid, p.146, pl.116.
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