A fine white nephrite snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, 1750-1820. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€5,300 - 7,100). Photo Bonhams.
Very well-hollowed, the ovoid body resting upon a tall, spreading foot ring with incised leiwen pattern that repeat to the raised band around the neck beneath its flat lip, the main sides finely carved in rounded relief with split-tailed chilong; the translucent white stone nearly flawless. 2 1/16in (5.2cm) high
Provenance: Robert Hall, 19 May 1988
Exhibited: Norton Museum of Art, September-November 1997