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Lot 6046. A carved white and russet jade snuff bottle, 1780-1850. Estimate US$ 10,000 - 15,000 (€9,100 - 14,000). Photo: Bonhams.

Well-hollowed, the bottle with sloping shoulders standing on an oval foot ring, with a very slightly waisted neck, flat lip, the front and back worked with the russet skin in the stone, skillfully carved in relief with a bearded official and his attendant standing under a pine tree, and a stag in a craggy landscape. 2 7/16in (6.3cm) high

ProvenanceRobert Hall, 8th November 1988

Bonhams. CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES FROM TWO PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTIONS, NEW YORK