Lot 39
  • 39

A WHITE JADE 'BUTTERFLY AND MELON' SNUFF BOTTLE QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY

Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 USD
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Description

  • Jade, glass
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)

Provenance

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