An inscribed white jade snuff bottle and a mottled grey jade 'rocks and bamboo' snuff bottle 19th century
Lot 207Y
An inscribed white jade snuff bottle and a mottled grey jade 'rocks and bamboo' snuff bottle 19th century
Sold for £4,750 (US$ 7,449) inc. premium

Lot Details
An inscribed white jade snuff bottle and a mottled grey jade 'rocks and bamboo' snuff bottle
19th century
The white jade snuff bottle of flattened ovoid form standing on an oval flat base, carved on one side with a five-character inscription within a circular panel, zai jia chang ru yi and the reverse with another inscription chu wai yong ping an, the softly-polished stone of even tone, coral stopper, 4.9cm (2in) high; the other rounded rectangular bottle carved on one side with stalks of bamboo amidst rockwork cleverly making use of the black inclusion to show the outline of the design, the reverse with similar decoration, carnelian stopper, 5.9cm (2 1/3in) high.
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Footnotes

  • 十九世紀 白玉雕文鼻煙壺、灰玉雕竹石紋鼻煙壺

    Provenance: A European private collection and thence by descent

    來源:歐洲私人收藏,並由家族繼承下去

    The inscription on the white jade snuff bottle reads:

    在家長如意,
    出外永平安。

    Which may be translated as:

    'At home may you long be gratified,
    Away from home may you forever be safe.'
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