AN INSCRIBED WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE
This lot is offered without reserve.
AN INSCRIBED WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

IMPERIAL, PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1770-1799

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AN INSCRIBED WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE
IMPERIAL, PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1770-1799
The bottle is delicately incised and gilded with a fifty-six-character poem on wine and poetry, followed by the inscription, Yu ti ('imperially inscribed'). The stone is of even, white tone.
2 3/8 in. (6 cm) high, quartz stopper
Provenance
John Ault Collection, Bangkok, Thailand.
Robert Kleiner, London, 2005.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4256.
Exhibited
Boston, International Chinese Snuff Bottle Convention, The Barron Collection, 23-26 September 2008.
Special notice

This lot is offered without reserve.

Lot Essay

For an example of a yellow jade bottle incised with a Qianlong Imperial poem on either side, and a further discussion of imperially inscribed jade bottles, see Moss, Graham, Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol. I, Hong Kong, 1995, pp. 266-69, no. 109.


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