• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 170

    A WELL-CARVED WHITE JADE DOUBLE-GOURD-FORM SNUFF BOTTLE

    1750-1820

    Price Realised  

    A WELL-CARVED WHITE JADE DOUBLE-GOURD-FORM SNUFF BOTTLE
    1750-1820
    Carved overall in shallow relief with a design of a butterfly in flight amidst gourds growing on a vine, the stone of even white tone, jadeite stopper
    2½ in. (6.2 cm.) high


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    Special Notice

    Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not be imported into the U.S. As a convenience to our bidders, we have marked these lots with Y. Please be advised that a purchaser¹s inability to import any such item into the U.S. or any other country shall not constitute grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale. With respect to items that contain any other types of gemstones originating in Burma (e.g., sapphires), such items may be imported into the U.S., provided that the gemstones have been mounted or incorporated into jewellery outside of Burma and provided that the setting is not of a temporary nature (e.g., a string).


    Provenance

    Acquired circa 1960s-1974, and thence by descent within the family.