Qing dynasty, 1750-1810 Of compressed globular form, the stone icy white with a touch of apple green, one side intricately worked with two figures depicted holding a basket-weaved box and cover, the reverse with a smiling boy depicted holding a banner with a yinyang symbol. 5.3cm high.
清 1750-1810 翡翠雕笑佛鼻煙壺
It is extremely rare to find a jadeite bottle of this form, although examples are recorded in other materials. For a rock-crystal bottle carved with a similar scene of a smiling boy, but on both sides, see the example from the Hildegard Schonfeld collection, sold at Christie's New York, 21 March 2013, lot 1039.
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