An Elaborately-Carved White Jade Pebble Snuff Bottle

AD 1720 - 1800
Height: 5.8cm

Of flattened irregular pebble form, the stone of even, white color with areas of russet skin, carved on one side with Zhang Liang kneeling before an old man who is seated on the steps of a stone bridge beneath maple and pine trees to offer him a pair of shoes, the other side with the scholar standing on a rocky outcrop, raising a brush towards a chi dragon emerging from clouds above, stained bone stopper.