13 May 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,000
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
A PALE CELADON JADE SNUFF BOTTLE AND AN AMBER SNUFF BOTTLE
The group comprises: a jade bottle carved in relief with flowering prunus above two fish in a pond and to the reverse with a poetic inscription followed by two seals Chen and Long, the stone is of an even pale celadon tone; the amber snuff bottle is carved in relief with a deer, a bat and a lingzhi fungus, the amber is of a rich golden tone with hair-like inclusions.
The jade snuff bottle 2 ¼ in. (5.8 cm.) high, two stoppers
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