Lot 356. Two carved jadeite snuff bottles, 1800-1900. Estimate USD 7,500 - USD 9,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017
The first, 1820-1880, is undecorated on both sides showing the translucent red strata on one side, and white and deep green mottling on the reverse, and the narrow sides are carved with mask-and-ring handles. The second, 1800-1900, is carved in shallow relief on each side with flowering lotus, the stone is of a reddish color on one side and the neck, and pale olive-green on the reverse. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high, jadeite and shell stoppers
Provenance: First bottle: Peter and Marion Bozzo Collection, Alexandria, Virginia, 2007.
Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, 2008.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4835.
Second bottle: Robert Hall, London, 2012.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5350.
Christie's. The Ruth and Carl Barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles: Part IV, 15 March 2017, New York, Rockefeller Center