A black and white jade ‘Immortals at play’ snuff bottle, Suzhou, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century. Photo courtesy Sotheby's

7.2 cm., 2 3/4 in. Estimation 1,000,000 — 1,200,000 HKD

Provenance: The D.A. Ionides Will Trust.
Christie's London, 11th/13th June 1990, lot 522.

Exposition: Kleine Schätze aus China. Snuff bottles—Sammlung von Mary und George Bloch erstmals in Österreich, Creditanstalt, Vienna, 1993.
Robert Kleiner, Boda Yang, and Clarence F. Shangraw, Chinese Snuff Bottles: A Miniature Art from the Collection of George and Mary Bloch, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1994, cat. no. 43.
National Museum of Singapore, Singapore, 1994-1995.
Robert Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles in the Collection of Mary and George Bloch, British Museum, London, 1995, cat. no. 95.

Litterature: Journal of the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, Summer 1992, front cover.
Robert Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles. Images of Asia, Hong Kong, 1994, p. 42i.
Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol. 1, Hong Kong, 1996, no. 131.

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