• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1167

    A FINE CARVED YELLOWISH-GREEN AND BROWN JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

    MASTER OF THE ROCKS SCHOOL, 1740-1840

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FINE CARVED YELLOWISH-GREEN AND BROWN JADE SNUFF BOTTLE
    MASTER OF THE ROCKS SCHOOL, 1740-1840
    Of flattened, rounded-rectangular form, cleverly carved through the brown skin with a phoenix perched on a rocky outcrop amidst swirling clouds, the reverse with a dragon emerging from swirling clouds above crashing waves, jadeite stopper with tourmaline finial, stained bone collar
    2½ in. (6.4 cm.) high


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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
    Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not be imported into the U.S. As a convenience to our bidders, we have marked these lots with Y. Please be advised that a purchaser¹s inability to import any such item into the U.S. or any other country shall not constitute grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale. With respect to items that contain any other types of gemstones originating in Burma (e.g., sapphires), such items may be imported into the U.S., provided that the gemstones have been mounted or incorporated into jewellery outside of Burma and provided that the setting is not of a temporary nature (e.g., a string).


    Provenance

    Sidney Turner, 1971.
    The Neal W. and Frances R. Hunter Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 15 September 1998, lot 341.
    Vanessa Holden, March 1998.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN EAST COAST PRIVATE COLLECTION