16 September 2015
TWO WHITE JADE RECTANGULAR SNUFF BOTTLES
The larger bottle is carved on the two main facets with shou (long life) and fu (happiness) characters, and on the narrow facets with a xi character, implying double happiness, shuang xi, and there is an area of russet color on one side. The smaller bottle has plain, raised panels on the sides.
2 ¼ and 2 in. (5.7 and 5 cm.) high, glass and mother-of-pearl stoppers
First: Bernard Wald, New York.
Asian Art Studio, Los Angeles, California, 2011.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5171.
Second: Robert Eldred & Company, 26 September 1993.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 827.
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