Qianlong One of melon form with fluted body, a squirrel clambering up fruit with extending branches issuing leaves and flowering melons in high relief, the stone of white colour with pale honey markings, the other of larger pebble form, worked in low relief with a large and small butterfly amongst leaves and tendrils, the stone of a pale green colour. Tallest: 5.7cm high. (2).
清乾隆 1736-1795 白玉雕瓜形鼻煙壺兩件
Provenance 來源: (first) Formerly in a private American collection, Massachusetts (second)Formerly in a private American collection
(First) A similar snuff bottle is illustrated by Chang Lin-sheng in Snuff Bottles in the Collection of the National Palace Museum, Taiwan, 1992, p. 158, no. 142. (Second) A similar bottle, with russet markings, is illustrated by Bob C. Stevens in The Collectors Book of Snuff Bottles, 1976, no. 383, New York.
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