22 - 23 March 2012
AN UNUSUAL ARCHAISTIC PALE GREYISH-WHITE, RUSSET, AND BLACK JADE SNUFF BOTTLE
POSSIBLY IMPERIAL, 1740-1840
The rectangular body with slightly rounded sides tapering to the square foot rim and surmounted by a cylindrical neck, each side finely carved in low relief with a taotie mask below a central band of comma scrolls and an upper band of stylized dragon scroll, the greyish-white stone dramatically mottled with patches of russet, black and feathery grey, the jade stopper carved from material of similar color
2½ in. (6 cm.) high
L. H. Lang Runson Collection, New Jersey.
Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc, New York, 29-30 September 1977, lot 140.
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