A LAVENDER JADEITE RECTANGULAR SNUFF BOTTLE
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A LAVENDER JADEITE RECTANGULAR SNUFF BOTTLE

1780-1860

Details
A LAVENDER JADEITE RECTANGULAR SNUFF BOTTLE
1780-1860
Each side of the faceted bottle is carved with a raised panel. The stone is of translucent icy lavender color with one small dot of apple-green color on the top of the mouth rim.
2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, pink tourmaline stopper
Provenance
Robert Hall, London.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 2508.
Exhibited
Boston, International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society Convention, The Barron Collection, 23-26 September 2008.
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Lot Essay

Lavender, or lilac-colored jadeite probably became available to the Chinese artisans at much the same time as the better known and more plentiful emerald-green jadeite. This leaves open the possibility that jadeite pieces of this more exotic coloring could date from the late eighteenth century and into the early nineteenth century.
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