A carved nephrite jade snuff bottle

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Lot 3234
A carved nephrite jade snuff bottle

US$ 1,000 - 1,500
£ 800 - 1,200

Asian Decorative Arts

13 Oct 2015, 10:00 PDT

San Francisco

Property from a Private California Collection
A carved nephrite jade snuff bottle
The bottle of rounded square form raised on a conforming foot ring, the front carved in relief with three sheep below the rising sun, the reverse showing a crane on a branch below clouds.
2in (5.1cm) high

Footnotes

  • In her book Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art, San Francisco, 2006, p.146, Terese Tse Bartholomew points out that the decoration of three sheep below a rising sun alludes to the three unbroken male (or yang) lines forming the qian trigram of the Yijing, and thus can be interpreted as a rebus for Prosperity in the Springtime.
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A carved nephrite jade snuff bottle
A carved nephrite jade snuff bottle
A carved nephrite jade snuff bottle
A carved nephrite jade snuff bottle
A carved nephrite jade snuff bottle
A carved nephrite jade snuff bottle
A carved nephrite jade snuff bottle
A carved nephrite jade snuff bottle
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