Flattened Circular flask form, with slightly flared neck, with stylized chi-longs crawling up on the sides, having an oval raised footing with a high indentation underneath. Wide, slightly concave mouth. Its symmetrical formal shape tells us that it was probably made to represent an antique flask. Its style resembles that of some porcelain and enameled snuff bottles made during the 18. It comes with a green jade dome-shaped stopper. A very similar styled bottle can be seen in plate 6, #2, of Snuff Bottles from China, by Helen White. The author describes the color of the bottle as dark green mottled with light green and black patches. The black color in jade is described by most sources as very deep green, but, because of the high iron content, it appears blackas these pieces of jade are very black, you tend not to see through most of the stone. This bottle appears to be very black through the naked eye. When you place a light source on its mouth, the reflection of the light does not pass through, as it is supposed to. However, when you shine a light on the sides of the bottle, its color then appears very deep dark green, with some charcoal gray wide patches and a small area of minute black intrusions. The craftsman very cleverly used the darker gray-and black tone of the stones skin to carve the mouth and the footing of the bottle, as well as the chi-longs. This gives the bottle an impressive and interesting look. This outstanding bottle is in remarkable preserved condition. Height: 2.80 inches (7.1cm) – not including stopper. Width: 2.48 inches (6.3cm). Thickness: 1.28 inches (3.2cm). Please allow 5 to 7 days to receive them. If you have any questions, please inquire. The item “BLACK JADE Carved Chi-long Snuff Bottle, Qing Dynasty, 1750-1860″ is in sale since Sunday, March 10, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Snuff Bottles”. The seller is “forestangel12″ and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: China
- Age: Pre-1800
- Primary Material: Jade
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Color: Black