Asian Art Auction

June 13, 2016

LOT 255
A Rare and Finely Carved White Jade Snuff Bottle, 19th Century, Circa 1820-1860
  • A Rare and Finely Carved White Jade Snuff Bottle, 19th Century, Circa 1820-1860

255

A Rare and Finely Carved White Jade Snuff Bottle, 19th Century, Circa 1820-1860

清19世紀 白玉巧雕瓜藤鼻煙壺

Well-carved in the form of a melon growing amidst curly vines issuing a flower and broad leaves, a fluttering butterfly near the base, the stone of even pale colour with creamy-white inclusions
height 2.8" — 7 cm.

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $5,040
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

A similar example was sold at Christie’s New York, September 18-19, 2014, lot 1206.

Provenance:

From an Important Private Collection, London, England
Acquired mainly from Christie’s and Sotheby’s London, from the 1970s to the 1990s
Lots 243 - 273

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art
Materials: Jade