Three very pale green jade snuff bottles 18th/19th century (5)

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Lot 231Y
Three very pale green jade snuff bottles
18th/19th century

Sold for £ 3,437 (US$ 4,582) inc. premium
Three very pale green jade snuff bottles
18th/19th century
All well hollowed, the first carved in high relief with two fish swimming in a lotus pond, the stone of very pale green tone with russet inclusions, coral stopper, 7.9cm (3 1/8in) long; the second, well carved in the form of an ovoid gourd suspended from a gnarled leafy vine, with a butterfly to one side, the stopper carved as stalk surmounting the bottle, the stone of a pale green tone with minor russet inclusions, 6.3cm (2 7/16in) long (including stopper); and the third of aubergine form, carved in low relief with a blossoming tree bearing three ripened peaches the stone cleverly used to denote the fruit's skin in russet against the pale green tone, 4.8cm (1 7/8in) long (5).

Footnotes

  • 十八/十九世紀 青白玉雕鼻煙壺 一組三件

    Provenance: an English private collection, and thence by descent

    來源:英國私人收藏,並由後人保存迄今
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