Double Gourd Jade Snuff Bottle

 

Height: 2 1/2 inches,

Width: 1 1/2 inches

 

With turquoise stopper This diminutive nephrite jade snuff bottle is well rendered from a fine white pebble. The double gourd shape together with the double gourd motifs rendered in low relief on the body suggested a wish for longevity. The interior of the bottle is well hollowed.

The fine nephrite material, subtle workmanship and symbolic subject matter suggest a 1780-1820 date for this fine snuff bottle.

 

Reference Number: 4090

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