Diameter: 9 1/2 inches, 24 cm
Thickness: 1/2 inch, 1 cm

‘Chickenbone’ jade snuff bottle

China, Qing dynasty, 1750-1820

A ‘chickenbone’ jade snuff bottle of tapered, rectangular form, standing on a foot rim and carved with a cylindrical neck with concave lip. Each main side finely incised and gilded with prunus accompanied by a two-line poem. The stone of opaque, greyish white colour. Bone stopper.

Formerly with Robert Kleiner