An inscribed white and russet nephrite 'seal' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty Well formed in the shape of a small boulder, intricately worked on one side with bamboo branches issuing leaves, incised with a seven-character inscription, the base with a four-character zhuanshu seal mark. 4.5cm high.
The inscription on the seal can be paraphrased as 'The wind blows through the bamboo, and creates a melodious sound'. The seal face can be paraphrased as 'One's whole heart is in one's nephrite bottle'.
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