September Fine Asian Arts & Antiques Session 3
CHI. Jade S.B. Carved w/ a Crane, 19th Century
A Chinese carved jade snuff bottle dating from the 19th century with a glass stopper with a spoon in the shape of a hand. One side of the bottle depicts a crane beneath a pine tree, and the other side depicts a house beneath a flowering tree.The scenes are flanked by a pair of guardian lion handles with engaged rings. Surrounding everything are incised motifs of orchids and bamboo. Dimensions are: 2 1/4 inches tall X 1 3/4 inches wide, 5.7 cm X 4.4 cm. All measurements areapproximate.