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    Sale 2026

    Important Chinese Snuff Bottles From The J&J Collection, Part V

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 78

    **A RARE YELLOW JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

    IMPERIAL, PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1730-1800

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    Estimate

    **A RARE YELLOW JADE SNUFF BOTTLE
    IMPERIAL, PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1730-1800
    Of well-hollowed, flattened form with flat lip and deep, concave oval foot surrounded by a footrim, with flat faceted panels on each narrow side, tourmaline stopper with integral finial and collar
    2 in. (7.02 cm.) high


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    For an example of another yellow jade snuff bottle made at the court, see lot 77. This shape is extremely unusual, but can still be seen as a modified meiping, a shape extremely popular for snuff bottles at the Court. A final feature which confirms its Palace origin is the substantial depth of the base (6mm), a standard feature of jade snuff bottles from the Palace, as discussed by Moss, Graham, Tsang in A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, Vol. 1, Jade, under no. 75, where no. 78 is of similar material, and a related shape, also with flat faceted sides.

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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.


    Provenance

    A Canadian Collection
    Sotheby's, New York, 17 March 1997
    Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd.


    Literature

    "Saleroom News", Arts of Asia, May-June 1997, p. 114


    Exhibited

    Christie's, Los Angeles, 2003