A jadeite 'melon' snuff bottle, late Qing dynasty

The rich green stone skilfully worked in the form of a ripe melon, borne on meandering vines, stopper. 5cm (2in) high. (2). Estimate: HK$12,000 - 15,000, $1,500 - 1,900 - Unsold

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