15 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,750
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A WHITE JADE GILT FILIGREE SET SNUFF BOTTLE, CIRCA 1900
the bottle of pear form, carved with twin beast-head ring handles, the scrolling filigree inset with tourmaline and jadeite settings, incised two character archaistic script to base -- 2½in. (6.3cm.) high, tourmaline stopper.
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S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no. F14, p. 196-197.
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