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TWO WHITE AND RUSSET JADE SNUFF BOTTLES
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TWO WHITE AND RUSSET JADE SNUFF BOTTLES

1750-1880

Details
TWO WHITE AND RUSSET JADE SNUFF BOTTLES
1750-1880
The first is of flattened rectangular form, the even-white stone is softly polished on one side, the other flattened side is highlighted by the mottling of the russet skin. The second is carved on the rounded side with a wide band of basketweave through the translucent white stone, and on the flat reverse, which is highlighted by the russet skin, with a scholar and his attendant beneath a pine tree.
2½ and 2 3/8 in. (6.4 and 6 cm.) high, rose quartz and hardstone stoppers, gilt-metal collar
Provenance
Both bottles: M. J. Nesco Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1960s.
Second bottle: John Paul Rappolt (1913-2003), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, acquired in Philadelphia, 1964, and thence by descent to the present owner.

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