19 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 11,250
**A GREENISH-WHITE JADE PURSE-SHAPED SNUFF BOTTLE
Delicately carved as a purse with gathered pleats at the opening above blossoming branches, the sides of the neck pierced for stringing, the stone of even, pale greenish-white tone, stopper
2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) long, box
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Bottles of this type, carved from agate as well as jade, copied the standard pouches or purses worn with Official Dress at Court. They were probably made for the Court, and are an amusing reference to an official career.
Ching Wah Lee, San Francisco, 1970s.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. AND MRS. MALCOLM E. MCPHERSON