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    Sale 11786

    The Ruth and Carl Barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles: Part II

    16 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 542

    A RUSSET-BROWN AND GREENISH-YELLOW JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

    MASTER OF THE ROCKS SCHOOL, 1740-1850

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    A RUSSET-BROWN AND GREENISH-YELLOW JADE SNUFF BOTTLE
    MASTER OF THE ROCKS SCHOOL, 1740-1850
    The main side is carved with a temple below towering rocks surrounded by blossoming plum trees and lingzhi fungus, above crashing waves scattered with plum blossoms. The reverse is carved with a pavilion above waves, with lingzhi growing on the shore.
    2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) high, hardstone stopper


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    The material favored by the Master of the Rocks School was referred to by Zhao Zhiqian in the late Qing period as "yellow steamed-chestnut" and by modern collectors as "han" jade. For a further discussion of this school see the note to lot 423.

    Provenance

    Robert Kleiner, Belfont Company Ltd., Hong Kong, 1993.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 919.