• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

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

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1159

    AN EMERALD-GREEN AND WHITE JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLE

    1770-1850

    Price Realised  

    AN EMERALD-GREEN AND WHITE JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLE
    1770-1850
    Of flattened, rounded-rectangular form, the icy white stone suffused with a band of brilliant emerald-green color which encircles the bottle at the center, jadeite stopper
    2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high


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    Special Notice

    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.
    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

    Eric Hancock Collection.
    John Cohen Collection.
    The White Wings Collection (Kleiner Family Collection).
    Vanessa Holden, November 1998.


    Literature

    R. Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles, The White Wings Collection, Hong Kong, p. 61, no. 33.