1800 – 1880
Height: 5.2 cm.
Rich deep green jadeite, of broad shield form with a short cylindrical neck and small concave foot, one side carved in low-relief with a blossoming plum branch, and sprays of chrysanthemums on the other.
Plum blossoms and chrysanthemums are the Two Friends of Winter and both symbols of longevity. See Terese Tse Bartholomew, Hidden Meaning in Chinese Art (San Francisco: 2006), no. 7.11.5.
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. 11