Qianlong period, 乾隆 1736 – 1795
Height: 4.3 cm.
Nephrite, a miniature bottle carved in the form of a spiral shell using the brown stone, atop a monkey clutching a peach and resting on lingzhi carved from the translucent celadon part of the stone, the base using the white skin and carved with waves.
The monkey and the peach symbolize the offering of longevity.
Linda F. Crawley
Asiantiques, A Fascination for Miniatures: The Linda F. Crawley Collection of Chinese Snuff (2008), cat. no. 5
Asiantiques, Chinese Snuff Bottles (Winter Park, FL) (1997), cat. no. 113