Lot 405. A carved russet-brown and olive-green jade peeble-form snuff bottle, Master of the Rocks school, 1740-1850. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.

The bottle is carved in relief with three crabs climbing on a millet plant, the olive-hued areas used to form the crabs' bodies on a ground of opaque russet tone. 2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, hardstone stopper

ProvenanceNina McCulloch Collection.
Shakris, San Francisco, California, 1997.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 2524.

NoteCompare to another pebble form 'Master of the Rocks' bottle from the Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Part II, sold at Christie's New York, 16 March 2016, lot 442.

Christie's. The Ruth and Carl Barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles: Part III, 14 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza