A gray jade snuff bottle, Qianlong mark and period. Photo Sotheby’s
of tapering cylindrical form, finely carved around the body with a band of archaistic dragons between borders of lotus lappets and leiwen, the base with a four-character seal mark. Height 2 1/4 in., 5.7 cm. Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 USD
The slim elegant form of the present lot, decorated with archaistic motifs is a good example of the Qing dynasty love for archaism.
SOTHEBY’S. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART, NEW YORK | 16 SEPT. 2014, 10:30 AM