A yellow nephrite snuff bottle  1740-1860
Lot 8001
A yellow nephrite snuff bottle 1740-1860
Sold for US$ 20,000 inc. premium

Lot Details
A yellow nephrite snuff bottle  1740-1860 A yellow nephrite snuff bottle  1740-1860 A yellow nephrite snuff bottle  1740-1860 A yellow nephrite snuff bottle  1740-1860 A yellow nephrite snuff bottle  1740-1860 A yellow nephrite snuff bottle  1740-1860
A yellow nephrite snuff bottle
1740-1860
Of compressed ovoid form with a flat lip and oval foot rim surrounding a deeply recessed foot, the interior very well-hollowed, the exterior unadorned with the exception of finely carved ring mask handles to the narrow sides, the stone of a "yellow steamed chestnut" color.
2 1/2in (6.3cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Mr. Ma, Hong Kong, 1955

    The distinctive "floppy eared" mask handles with bulging eyes link this bottle to the "master-of-the rocks" school, as discussed in Moss, Graham and Tsang A treasury of Chinese snuff bottles the Mary and George Bloch collection vol 1 pp. 368-269.
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