A pale green and russet jade snuff bottle, late Qing dynasty

Of slightly flattened rectangular form, with gently rounded shoulders rising to a cylindrical neck, resting on a short oval foot, the stone of a pale green colour mottled with tinges of white, the reverse retaining the natural orange-russet colour of the skin in an irregular leaf-like pattern, stopper. 5.8cm (2¼in) high. (2). Estimate: HK$15,000 - 20,000, $1,900 - 2,600. Unsold

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, 21 May 2009. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Hotel, Admiralty, Hong Kong www.bonhams.com