Height: 2 inches
Width: 1 1/4 inches
This delightful miniature snuff bottle is rendered from a small pebble of fine white nephrite jade from the ancient Kingdom of Khotan. The interior is well hollowed through a very small opening which shows the remarkable skill of the artist. The square shape is un-worked to show the beauty of the natural white jade material. The smooth and silky polish is characteristics of the period. Examples of miniature bottles are rare and seldom seen.
In our opinion, the subject matter, workmanship and material suggest an 1800-1850 date for this snuff bottle.
Reference Number: 4018
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