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PROPERTY FROM A NORTH CAROLINA PRIVATE COLLECTION

A WHITE JADE 'BUTTERFLY AND MELON' SNUFF BOTTLE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM A NORTH CAROLINA PRIVATE COLLECTION

A WHITE JADE 'BUTTERFLY AND MELON' SNUFF BOTTLE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Chinese Art

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A WHITE JADE 'BUTTERFLY AND MELON' SNUFF BOTTLE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY
the round pebble skilfully hollowed in the form of a melon, carved to the exterior with an alighting butterfly on one side and an insect on the other, encircled by vines, leaves, and smaller melons in high relief, the stone of even white tone, glass stopper (2)
Height 2 1/2  in., 6.5 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Scott Emerson (c. 1905-?), Winea Plantation, Georgetown, South Carolina.
Acquired from the above in 1981, and thence by descent.

Important Chinese Art

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