A Mughal style white jade snuff bottle. 1800-1880. photo Bonhams

Of flattened ovoid form, wide mouth, and very thin lip that is complimented by a tall foot rim, thinly carved to reveal a deeply recessed base. Each side of the body carved with a near identical scene of the buddha seated upon a lotus and surrounded by foliage, with a tourmaline stopper and turquoise and vinyl collar. 2 1/2in (5.9cm). Sold for $21,960

Provenance: Sotheby's NY, purchased June, 1987
Ex-collection Janos Szekeres

Exhibited: Chinese Culture Center July, 2000


A Mughal style white jade snuff bottle. 18th-19th Century. photo Bonhams

Carved in the form of a hebao purse, with a square, pleated neck above a symmetrical flower pattern and a concave foot, coral stopper. 2in (4.8cm) - Sold for $3,965

Provenance: Sam Bernstein, purchased March, 1994

Exhibited: Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco July, 2000
Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 22 Jun 2010. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.con