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A ROCK CRYSTAL 'DAOIST EMBLEMS' SNUFF BOTTLE
Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating … Read more PROPERTY FROM THE ROBERT LONSDALE COLLECTION, SARASOTA, FLORIDA
A ROCK CRYSTAL 'DAOIST EMBLEMS' SNUFF BOTTLE

IMPERIAL, PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1736-1800

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A ROCK CRYSTAL 'DAOIST EMBLEMS' SNUFF BOTTLE
IMPERIAL, PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1736-1800
The extremely well-hollowed bottle is finely carved in low relief with four of the Eight Daoist Emblems, anbaxian, on each side.
2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high, coral and jadeite stopper
Provenance
Mrs. Ian Wasserman, London.
Marjorie Dillon Lonsdale (1920-2005) Collection, Sarasota, Florida.
Literature
H. Moss, Chinese Snuff Bottles of the Slica or Quartz Group, London, 1971, p. 29, no. 62.
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

For an almost identical rock crystal snuff bottle carved with the Eight Daoist Emblems, see Christie's New York, 19-20 September 2013, lot 1627. Another very similar snuff bottle, but carved with the Eight Buddhist Emblems, is illustrated by H. Moss, V. Graham and K.B. Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol. 2, Part 2, Quartz, Hong Kong, 1998, pp. 416-18, no. 334.

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