Two jade 'fruit' snuff bottles Qianlong
Lot 172
Two jade 'fruit' snuff bottles Qianlong
Sold for HK$ 56,250 (US$ 7,256) inc. premium

Lot Details
Two jade 'fruit' snuff bottles Qianlong
Two jade 'fruit' snuff bottles
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).

Footnotes

  • 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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