A Mughal-style white jade snuff bottle

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Lot 699
A Mughal-style white jade snuff bottle

Sold for US$ 17,575 inc. premium

Chinese Works of Art

18 Mar 2019, 10:00 EDT

New York

A Mughal-style white jade snuff bottle
Well-hollowed, the rectangular bottle raised on a foot rendered as a chrysanthemum flower-head with radiating petals, each main side carved in relief with an identical design displaying a classic lotus blossom borne on symmetrically arranged leafy scrolls, alternated with vertical scrolls decorated to the narrow side, all framed by neatly rendered leaf patterns draping along the edges beneath undercut work at each shoulder, the waisted neck of the bottle further decorated with uprising petals; with a matching stopper; the slightly gray-tinged white stone marked with limited inclusions.
2 7/8in (7.3cm) high

Footnotes

  • 痕都斯坦式白玉雕蓮花紋鼻煙壺

    Provenance:
    Dr. Dean Edell
    Howard Kaplan, Beverly Hills, California, 2000

    Published
    Christopher Randall, The Wildness Collection, Chinese Snuff Bottles form the Dr. Edell Collection, 2018, no. 45
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