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Snuff Bottle in the Shape of a Flattened Archaic Tripod Vase
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Snuff Bottle in the Shape of a Flattened Archaic Tripod Vase


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Description This fine white jade miniature vase is of well-hollowed translucent white nephrite carved in an archaic style with a monster mask and loose ring handles. The sides are plain except for two raised bands. The piece is supported on small tripod feet.
Exhibitions
  • Chinese Snuff Bottles. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 2000-2001.
  • Chinese Snuff Bottles. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2018.
Provenance Christie's, New York; Dr. and Mrs. Edward J. Hoffman, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1983, by gift.
Credit Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Edward J. Hoffman, 1983

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Period
late 18th-19th century
Medium
nephrite
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.1476
Measurements
H: 2 3/8 × W: 2 3/16 × D: 1 in. (6.1 × 5.6 × 2.5 cm)
Geographies
  • China (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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