16 September 2015
AN EMBELLISHED WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE
THE BOTTLE, 1750-1850, EMBELLISHMENT JAPANESE, TSUDA FAMILY, KYOTO, 1920-1940
The bottle is embellished in lacquer and soapstone with a bird perched on a fruiting peach branch on one side and on the reverse with a female immortal holding a rose in one hand and a basket of flowers in the other while standing in front of a flowering branch. The stone is of even white tone.
2 in. (5.1 cm.) high, glass stopper
Belfont Company Ltd., Hong Kong, 1995.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 1988.
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