Chinese superbly hollowed white jadeite snuff bottle of rounded form with gently recessed foot rim, carved on the entire body with archaic style scrolls, linked to form bands beneath the cylindrical neck, incised with a continuous keyfret.

Malachite and gilt metal stopper.

2 1/8 inches, 5.3 cm high without stopper.


Provenance & Additional Information

  • From a private English collection.
  • A jade snuff bottle carved on the body with an identical design and dated 1780-1850 is illustrated by Humphrey K.F. Hui and Peter Y.K. Lam in The Imperial Connection: Court Related Chinese Snuff Bottles, The Humphrey K.F. Hui Collection, Art Museum, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1998, no. 67.