A white jade pebble 'gourd and butterfly' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th / early 19th century | 清十八 / 十九世紀初 白玉雕瓜瓞綿綿圖鼻煙壺
Property from an Important American Private Collection
A white jade pebble 'gourd and butterfly' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 18th / early 19th century
清十八 / 十九世紀初 白玉雕瓜瓞綿綿圖鼻煙壺
of natural ovoid form, carved in high relief with a stem emerging from the top end and issuing leaves over the shoulder and body, a butterfly in lower relief fluttering near the largest leaves, the base naturalistically lobed and drawing to a central dimple, the interior well hollowed, the stone a creamy white tone, stopper (2)
Height 2⅛ in., 5.4 cm
In overall good condition.
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The Abbott Collection.
Anderson Galleries, New York, 16th-17th February 1917, lot 8.
Collection of Kenyon V. Painter, Sr. (1867-1940) and Maud Wyeth Painter (1885-1971), and thence by descent.
Kenyon V. Painter, Sr. (1867-1940) 及 Maud Wyeth Painter (1885-1971) 伉儷藏，此後家族傳承