A white nephrite 'melon' snuff bottle Qing dynasty
Lot 57
A white nephrite 'melon' snuff bottle Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 56,250 (US$ 7,257) inc. premium
Lot Details
A white nephrite 'melon' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty
Of compressed ovoid form rising to a cylindrical neck, the body with vertical edges interspersed between ribbed relief, the stone of an even white tone.
4.8cm high.

Footnotes

  • 清 白玉雕瓜形鼻煙壺

    玉色白中帶黃,玉質天然紋理隱約可見。壺呈橢圓形,直頸,壺身飾瓜梭紋,平底,比例恰當,造型典雅。

    以瓜果為題材的鼻煙壺,是因為其種子較多,長在綿綿的藤蔓上,故有「瓜瓞綿長」之意,祝願子孫萬代。
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