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A white jade snuff bottle, mid Qing dynasty

Of flattened circular form rising from a short straight foot, skilfully worked on one side with a round medallion enclosing a figure within an open pavilion, amidst pine and wutong trees, the stone of an even white colour, stopper. 5.5cm (2½in) high. (2). Sold for HK$42,000

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