28 mai 2009

A rare white jade 'peach' snuff bottle. Beijing Palace Workshops, Qianlong

A rare white jade 'peach' snuff bottle. Beijing Palace Workshops, Qianlong Of compressed globular form, the fine white jade stone skilfully worked and hollowed in the shape of a peach with meandering leaf branch, rising to a cylindrical neck and tapering to an oval base, stopper. 5.2cm (2in) high. (2). Sold for HK$156,000 Provenance: A private European collectionSotheby's Hong Kong, 5 November 1997, lot 2174Note: A similar white jade 'peach' snuff bottle in the Mary and George Bloch collection is illustrated by... [Lire la suite]