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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

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

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

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

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Lot sold:

11,970

USD

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.


整體品相良好。


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.


我們很高興為您提供上述拍品狀況報告。由於敝公司非專業修復人員,在此敦促您徵詢其他專業修復人員,以獲得更詳盡、專業之報告。


準買家應該檢查每件拍品以確認其狀況,蘇富比所作的任何陳述均為主觀看法而非事實陳述。雖然本狀況報告或有針對某拍品之討論,但所有拍賣品均根據印於圖錄內之業務規則以拍賣時狀況出售。

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.


來源

Abbott 收藏

Anderson Galleries,紐約,1917年2月16至17日,編號8

Kenyon V. Painter, Sr. (1867-1940) 及 Maud Wyeth Painter (1885-1971) 伉儷藏,此後家族傳承

For other white jade pebble snuff bottles carved in a similar manner and with a 'gourd and butterfly' or 'fruit and butterfly' motif, see one sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 7th November 2012, lot 457; another sold in the same rooms, 24th-25th November 2014, lot 1090; and a third worked in higher relief and also sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 28th-29th November 2019, lot 502. See also a white and russet jade pebble 'cicada' snuff bottle carved in a very similar manner to the present snuff bottle, in the Mary and George Bloch Collection, published in Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol. 1, Hong Kong, 1995, no. 59.