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A WHITE JADE TAPERING OVOID SNUFF BOTTLE
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A WHITE JADE TAPERING OVOID SNUFF BOTTLE

PROBABLY IMPERIAL, PROBABLY PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1720-1800

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A WHITE JADE TAPERING OVOID SNUFF BOTTLE PROBABLY IMPERIAL, PROBABLY PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1720-1800 The flattened bottle is raised on a concave oval foot, and carved allover with a pattern of stylized flower heads. The stone is of even, pale greenish-white color. 2 7/8 in. (7.5 cm.) high, pink quartz stopper
Provenance
Collection of Enid and Brodie Lodge (1880-1967).

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It is extremely rare to find this type of stylized floral medallion decoration on a jade snuff bottle. Similar floral medallion decoration can be seen on a series of famille rose bowls from the Yongzheng and Qianlong periods, such as the Qianlong-marked pair sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 7 July 2003, lot 586. The elegant, high-shouldered shape of the present bottle compares favorably to a series of jade vase-form snuff bottles made for the court, such as those illustrated in Snuff Bottles from the Collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1991, p. 151, nos. 124-26, and p. 155, nos. 134-35.

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