A WHITE JADE 'DOUBLE-GOURD' SNUFF BOTTLE 19th century

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Lot 8000¤
A WHITE JADE 'DOUBLE-GOURD' SNUFF BOTTLE
19th century

Sold for US$ 1,250 inc. premium

Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles

13 Nov 2017, 10:00 EST

New York

A WHITE JADE 'DOUBLE-GOURD' SNUFF BOTTLE
19th century
Carved as a large double-gourd and two smaller gourds hanging from a vine, a tightly curled tendril extending towards the base, the mouth of the bottle drilled in the base of the large gourd, the stone of an even white color.
2 7/8in (7.3cm) long

Footnotes

  • 十九世紀 白玉雕葫蘆式鼻煙壺

    The positioning of the mouth of this bottle in the base, as opposed to at the top, points to the possibility that it may not have began life as a snuff bottle. The top, carved as a cluster of stems with a loop for suspension, indicate it may have been a pendant. From the mid-Qing period onwards, small jade carvings of various sorts were hollowed out for use as snuff bottles.
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A WHITE JADE 'DOUBLE-GOURD' SNUFF BOTTLE 19th century
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