Paul Ruitenbeek Chinese Art

CARVED JASPER SNUFF BOTTLE

description

QING DYNASTY, CIRCA 1750–1820

5.4 cm high (without stopper)

Detail Description

The bottle, which stands on a foot rim, is of oval form with a slightly waisted cylindrical neck and concave lip. The narrow sides are finely carved with animal-mask and ring handles. The interior is very well hollowed. The opaque stone, with variegated green, blue, and brown inclusions, is polished to a high gloss. The stopper, in the form of a coiled chilong, is made of glass imitating coral and has a metal collar. 

 

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CARVED JASPER SNUFF BOTTLE

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