Jade, Hardstone & Glass

Available Pieces
  • M5123


    Chinese royal-blue ground glass and white overlay snuff bottle, carved on each side with flowering orchids, with white glass foot rim.

  • M5126


    Chinese seven-colour glass overlay snuff bottle, superbly decorated with a large turquoise lotus leaf enveloping a pink lotus flower, carved on the exterior with a lotus pod, leaves, shoots and a brown leaf, together with a black crab, the footrim formed as a branch.

  • M5127


    Chinese superbly hollowed Suzhou agate snuff bottle, carved in high-relief with an equestrian figure of a scholar riding a donkey in a continuous mountain river landscape with a viewing pavilion in the distance, his attendant leading the way holding a flowering prunus branch, amongst typical Suzhou edged rockwork, superbly carved in high-relief with prunus flowerheads in russet tones, the underside with a slightly dimpled base.

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  • M5129


    Chinese superbly hollowed spinach green jade nephrite snuff bottle, carved on both sides in relief with recessed panels, one with a fisherman seated on rockwork beside a stream, casting his rod beneath a prunus tree, the other with a man seated in a boat holding an oar above waves, beside rockwork and beneath a pine tree.

  • M5468


    Chinese superbly hollowed agate snuff bottle, carved on one side with two Buddhist lions beneath two birds, the reverse with a monkey holding a stick above a cicada, the rim slightly concave.

  • M5479


    A Chinese white jade peach-shaped openwork pierced belt plaque, intricately carved with an open mouth dragon in a lozenge shape frame amongst scrolls and branches, the scales of the dragon minutely incised, all within a peach-shaped flat edge border.

  • M5564


    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.

  • M5574


    Chinese pale celadon jade imperial-style baluster-form tapered snuff bottle, with upright cylindrical neck, carved on each of the four fluted facets with a scrolling roundel above a lotus flower-head band, beneath ruyi-scrolls at the shoulder and a tall leaf lappet band above the foot, the base skilfully recessed beneath the foot rim, with traces of russet and natural inclusions.

  • M5575


    Chinese red glass overlay imperial-style snuff bottle carved in high-relief with a dragon above an openwork bi of shield-form, the reverse with wings in the form of an archaic-style phoenix bird, beneath a taotie mask, each side with an archaic-style bird form handle with the bird’s tail forming the foot rim.

  • M5576  


    Chinese yellow glass snuff bottle of imperial-style, moulded and carved with a standing caparisoned elephant with his head turned to the side, wearing a long and elaborate saddle cloth, the jardiniere form neck forming the howdah above a high-relief ruyi-scroll band.

  • M5466


    A Chinese white jade snuff bottle of generous rounded form, upright neck relief foot rim and superbly hollowed with two masks and ring handles.

  • M5467


    A Chinese honey shadow agate snuff bottle, carved in low relief with a scholar seated in a naturalistic raft, with a bat in flight above his head, on a rich honey coloured naturally mottled ground, the reverse of lighter tone, with superbly hollowed interior, convex rim and short raised foot rim, agate stopper.

  • M5469


    A Chinese shadow agate snuff bottle carved in low relief, with a dark brown falcon, its head turned back on a superbly hollowed naturally mottled ground, all on a short raised foot rim, with natural carved qilong dragon stopper, the stopper damaged.

  • R1349


    Chinese pale celadon and russet jade carving of two mushrooms, with double branch pierced for attachment, the underside with circular indentations imitating the button of a mushroom.

  • R1206


    Chinese white jade pendant carved as a melon with leafy tendrils and a butterfly.

  • R1334


    Chinese white jade oval ruyi-sceptre head carved with a fully caparisoned standing elephant with a yinyang ribbon-tied canopy hawdah on its back, wearing a long tasseled saddle cloth with double-xi character, all between two bats in flight.

  • M5238


    Chinese small jade carving of a recumbent Buddhist lion with two horns and head turned back, holding in its mouth an openwork ruyi-cloud supporting a book, with upright trefoil tail, the four feet neatly tucked underneath, the stone pale celadon and slightly mottled on one side with russet hind quarters and tail.

  • R1223


    Chinese pure white jade thin snuff bottle of flattened form, well-hollowed with an oval neck and oval raised foot rim, with recessed base, the stone of even white colour, with fitted rose quartz stopper.

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