1750 – 1820
Height: 6.5 cm.
Moss agate, of rounded square form with a broad neck and recessed foot, a mock-mask ring-handle carved on each shoulder, the stone of translucent creamy color with green inclusions, the interior very well-hollowed.
This bottle is part of a group of bottles of the same form and size, using a very similar type of chalcedony. For similar bottles, see Rachelle R. Holden, Rivers and Mountains Far from the World: The Rachelle R. Holden Collection (1994), cat. no. 158, sold at Christie's New York, Fine Chinese Snuff Bottle from the Rachelle R. Holden Collection, 21 March 2000, lot 152; also in Au Hang, The Au Hang Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles (Ontario: 1993), cat. no. 198, and Humphrey K. F. Hui, Margaret Polak and Christopher C. H. Sin, Hidden Treasures of the Dragon: An Exhibition of Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collections of Humphrey K. F. Hui, Margaret Polak and Christopher C. H. Sin at the Art Gallery New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, December 19, 1991–January 27, 1992, cat. no. 294.
Linda F. Crawley
Published 发布: Asiantiques, A Fascination for Miniatures: The Linda F. Crawley Collection of Chinese Snuff (2008), cat. no. 22