TWO BLACK AND CELADON JADE 'MONKEY AND SACK' SNUFF BOTTLES 1800-1920 (2)

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Lot 212
TWO BLACK AND CELADON JADE 'MONKEY AND SACK' SNUFF BOTTLES
1800-1920

Sold for US$ 1,275 inc. premium

Chinese Works of Art

17 Dec 2019, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

TWO BLACK AND CELADON JADE 'MONKEY AND SACK' SNUFF BOTTLES
1800-1920
Each similarly carved as a sack tied at its neck with a ribbon over a blossoming stalk, a large wasp resting on one side and a monkey climbing up towards the cloth lined sack opening; the first of black and celadon jade with opaque white inclusions enhanced with russet, the second of pale celadon with some black inclusions.
3in (7.6cm) high, the taller (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The first:
    Sotheby's, New York, Important Chinese Snuff Bottles, from the Mei Ling Collection, 15 March 1984, lot 271
    The second:
    Gilbert Crutel Arts d'Extreme Orient, Paris, France, 31 January 1981

    The combination of a monkey, tied bag and wasp creates the rebus daidai fenghou (May successive generations attain official title).
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