This is a very fine, flattened, rounded square form Snuff Bottle with a straight round neck, rounded sloping shoulders, resting on a raised oval footing. Made of Black Jade. The bottle is well hollowed, decorated with slight high relief carving of a butterfly hovering over a flower bush. The reversed side shows a snail slightly above a fish that is coming out of the water. The sides display Fu Lion masks with mock ring handles. It has a very smooth and lustrous surface. It comes with a light brown and black agate stopper with spoon.
A similar bottle was sold at auction at Bonhams, Hong Kong, on 27 May 2012, for $19,311.
Another Black Jade bottle with similar characteristics was also sold at
Bonahams, Hong Kong, on 25 May 2011, for $10,054. See photos #9, and #10.
Height: 1.68 inches (4.2cm), not including the stopper
Width: 0.94 inches (2.4cm)
Thickness: 0.41 inches (1.0cm)
Weight: 1.8 ounces