A Jadeite Double-Gourd Snuff Bottle Qing Dynasty, 18th - 19th Century | 清十八至十九世紀 翠玉葫蘆形鼻煙壺
A Jadeite Double-Gourd Snuff Bottle
Qing Dynasty, 18th - 19th Century
with tourmaline stopper
h. 6.6 cm
The snuff bottle is in good overall condition with just expected light surface wear.
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C.K. Liang, Jade House, Hong Kong, 24th December 1985 (HKD46,000).
The double-gourd is a popular motif in the decorative arts of China. It symbolises fertility and good fortune; moreover, a vessel in the shape of a double-gourd is considered auspicious because it is believed to absorb evil vapors of the universe.
Another green jadeite double-gourd snuff bottle is illustrated in Chang Lin-sheng, Snuff Bottles in the Collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1991, p. 189, fig. 226. The present bottle is visually stunning for its voluptuous form and its striking combination of colors. See also an example sold in our New York rooms, 14th September 2010, lot 168, from the collection of Joe Grimberg.