16 September 2015
A LARGE GREENISH-YELLOW AND OPAQUE MILKY BROWN JADE SNUFF BOTTLE
MASTER OF THE ROCKS SCHOOL, 1780-1850
The bottle is carved through the skin on one side with a sampan moored between two banks of a river, with a pine tree growing on the near bank and a small building raised on stilts amidst trees on the far bank. On the reverse is a Chinese junk, and a small rock juts from waves on one of the narrow sides. The stone is of yellowish olive-green color.
2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) high, rose quartz stopper
Pamela R. Lessing Friedman Collection.
Robert Hall, London, 2005.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4282.
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P. R. Lessing Friedman, Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Pamela R. Lessing Friedman Collection, Denver, 1990, p. 98, no. 76.
Denver Art Museum, Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Pamela R. Lessing Friedman Collection, 1990.
For a discussion of the Master of the Rocks school see the note to lot 204.
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