• Important Chinese Ceramics and auction at Christies

    Sale 2731

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1989

    A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE
    QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

    Of flattened ovoid form, carved in medium relief with pairs of writhing chilong clambering up the sides above the main body carved in low relief with bands of archaistic taotie masks and scrolls below a lappet band surrounding the shoulder flanked by two lion-mask handles, the stone of an attractive even white tone with very minor light russet inclusions to one side, stopper
    2 3/8 in. (6.1 cm.) high


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