This is a very fine, flattened, rounded square form Snuff Bottle with a straight round neck, rounded sloping shoulders, resting on a raised oval footing. Made of Black Jade. The bottle is well hollowed, decorated with slight high relief carving of a Peony flower (a symbol of beauty in China) and branch on each side. It has a very smooth and lustrous surface. It comes with a light brown and black agate stopper with spoon. 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. In this case, the jade appears in layers of dark green and dark-gray, almost black. The craftsman very cleverly used the darker gray/black tone of the stones skin to carve the Peony flowers and branches, and left the dark green layer as ground. You can see the difference in the skin tones when you shine a light source (ie: flashlight) to the sides of the bottle. This outstanding bottle is in remarkable preserved condition. Height: 2.36 inches (6.0cm) – not including stopper. Width: 2.0 inches (5.0cm). Thickness: 1.72 inches (4.3cm). Please allow 5 to 7 days to receive them. If you have any questions, please inquire. The item “BLACK JADE CARVED SNUFF BOTTLE, 19th Century” is in sale since Sunday, March 22, 2020. 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: 1800-1849
- Primary Material: Jade
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Color: Black