An Embellished Mughal Celadon Jade Mouthpiece, 19th Century or Earlier
十九世紀或更早 莫卧儿帝國 青玉煙嘴
The celadon jade body of cylindrical tube form, hollow at one end and pinched at the waist, extending to a globular upper section that tapers at the neck and flares at the tip, decorated with ruby-colour inlaid stones shaped as leaves, outlined by inlaid gold wire, the stone of an even celadon tone marked with areas of russet inclusions
height 2.2" — 5.5 cm.
A similar mouthpiece was sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, May 27, 2008, lot 1952
From an Important Private Collection, London, England