A celadon jade snuff bottle
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1900: item # 815620
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1780 – 1850
Height: 5.7 cm.
Nephrite of celadon color with a light russet vein on the foot, of double-gourd form with a small everted neck and a concave base.
A bottle of similar form, material and size is illustrated in Robert Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles: The White Wings Collection (London: 1997), cat. no. 21. According to the author (p. 43), such shape was especially popular at court and symbolizes the hope for fertility.
Provenance 起源: Linda F. Crawley
Published 发布: Asiantiques, A Fascination for Miniatures: The Linda F. Crawley Collection of Chinese Snuff (2008), cat. no. 6