An inscribed white jade 'lotus pond' snuff bottle  18th century

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Lot 701
An inscribed white jade 'lotus pond' snuff bottle
18th century

Sold for US$ 17,575 inc. premium

Chinese Works of Art

18 Mar 2019, 10:00 EDT

New York

An inscribed white jade 'lotus pond' snuff bottle
18th century
Very well-hollowed, the spade form bottle with a short, waisted neck, subtly recessed lip, concave foot, engraved to one broad and slightly convex side with a serene pond filled with large lotus blossoms mixed with millet growing on shore, the verso later incised with an Imperial poem, all heightened in gilt wash; the matrix marked with numerous icy specks.
2 1/4in (5.7cm) high

Footnotes

  • 十八世紀 白玉鼻煙壺後刻荷塘秋色圖及御題詩文

    Provenance:
    Dr. Dean Edell
    Important Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Kaynes-Klitz Collection, Part II, Sotheby's New York, 30 October 1990, lot 132

    Published:
    Christopher Randall, The Wildness Collection, Chinese Snuff Bottles form the Dr. Edell Collection, 2018, no. 127

    Exhibited:
    July 14th - October 8th, 2000
    Small Wonders Exhibition, Chinese Cultural Center, San Francisco, California
    Curated by Clarence Shangraw
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