Four jade snuff bottles 19th century and later (4)

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Lot 289
Four jade snuff bottles
19th century and later

Sold for US$ 1,657 inc. premium

Chinese Works of Art

17 Dec 2019, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

Four jade snuff bottles
19th century and later
All well-hollowed; the first a spade-form jadeite bottle, the matrix of mottled gray and green coloration; the second a thin-edged white and russet nephrite bottle, each main face inscribed with two lines of a poem framed by incised scrolling borders; the third bottle presented in the shape of an axe, one side carved with a scholar sitting under palm trees, the incised details heightened in black; the last a globular spinach jade bottle, its side walls carved in high relief with squirrels amidst fruiting grapevines.
2 1/8 to 2 3/4in (5.3 to 7cm) high (4).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Green and gray spade-form bottle:
    King Feng Arts Co., Hong Kong, 5 May 1996
    Squirrels and grape vines bottle:
    King Feng Arts Co., Hong Kong, 20 July 1998
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