A group of two green jadeite snuff bottles
Lot 5160
Two green jadeite snuff bottles
Sold for US$ 875 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Property from a Private Collection, Geneva, Switzerland
Two green jadeite snuff bottles
Both carved in stone of mottled apple green and lavender hue, the first of thinly-sectioned flattened spade shape supported by a foot ring encircling a recessed base, the sides covered in reserves incised in shallow relief depicting immortals; the second of thinly-sectioned ovoid shape beneath a fitted lid surmounted by a lion dog finial and supporting lithe undercut chilong dragons to the narrow sides atop a deeply recessed base encircled by a thin foot rim.
2in (5.2cm) height of taller
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