A fine jasper snuff bottle with lions, 1760-1820. Photo Bonhams.
With a concave lip and an oval foot rim surrounding a flat foot, the stone very well-hollowed, with two playful lion dogs, their bodies skillfully carved from the stone’s chocolate brown and amber inclusions. 2 1/2in (6.3 cm) high. Estimate US$ 4,000 – 6,000 (€3,100 – 4,600)
Bonhams. CHINESE ART FROM THE SCHOLAR’S STUDIO, 15 Sep 2014 10:00 EDT . NEW YORK