A fine jadeite 'basket weave' snuff bottle, late Qing dynasty

Of compressed and flattened globular form, the fine stone of brilliant dark green colour mottled with patches of apple-green and white, skilfully worked in varying levels of relief to simulate a vessel wrapped for protection in a basket weave casing, stopper. 5cm (2in) high. (2). Sold for HK$74,400

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, 21 May 2009. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Hotel, Admiralty, Hong Kong www.bonhams.com