8 October 2020
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A RARE SMALL JADEITE BOTTLE
QING DYNASTY, 1800-1860
The bottle is of rounded cylindrical form, the greyish-white mottled stone with feathery dark bluish-green inclusions, the effect suggestive of a misty mountain landscape. Together with a jadeite snuff dish.
Bottle: 2 ¼ in. (5.6 cm.) high, stopper;
Dish: 1 ½ in. (3.8 cm.) diam. (2)
Bottle: Hugh M. Moss Ltd., London
The Blanche B. Exstein Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles, sold at Christie’s New York, 21 March 2002, lot 235
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Compare a nearly identical bottle in the collection of Mary and George Bloch illustrated in H. Moss, V. Graham, K.B. Tseng, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Hong Kong, 1995, vol. I, Jade, p. 448, no. 176.