A Greyish-Black Pig-Form Jade Snuff Bottle


AD 1760 - 1850
Across: 6.3cm

Finely carved in the round from variegated pale grey and black nephrite as a trotting sow, the details of its ridged back, underbelly with a series of teats, ears and slanted eyes well rendered, its tail flicked onto its left flank, its mouth forming the mouth of the bottle beneath an upturned snout, tourmaline stopper with gilt-silver collar.

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