A carved citrine snuff bottle

19th/20th century

the tapering ovoid bottle carved on one side with a lady leaning on an ornamental rock with her arms folded below willow and clouds, the reverse carved with a bird perched on a leafy branch growing from rock work, the clear stone of very faint light-yellow tone, matching citrine stopper

height 5.8 cm without stopper

Provenance:
from a Dutch private collection acquired prior to the 1980’s

A closely related citrine bottle is illustrated in H. Hui and C. Sin ‘An Imperial Qing Tradition,Chinese Snuff Bottles from The Collections of Humphrey K.F. Hui and Christopher C.H. Sin’, Hong Kong, 1994, pl. 109.


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