A JADEITE DOUBLE-GOURD-FORM SNUFF BOTTLE
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A JADEITE DOUBLE-GOURD-FORM SNUFF BOTTLE

1770-1880

Details
A JADEITE DOUBLE-GOURD-FORM SNUFF BOTTLE
1770-1880
The stone of gray and green color is carved on both of the sections in high relief using the bright russet colored 'skin' with a roundel encircling the characters da and ji ('great fortune').
2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) high, hardstone stopper
Provenance
Robert Hall, London, 2007.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4673.
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).

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Lot Essay

The double gourd is a symbol of longevity, good fortune, and the hope for ample male progeny, all of which is reinforced in the design of this exceptional bottle by the addition of the characters daji ('great fortune').

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