Rare 19th Century Carved Lavender Jade Jadeite Snuff Bottle 1,100 Karats Wow

Rare 19th Century Carved Lavender Jade Jadeite Snuff Bottle 1,100 Karats Wow
Rare 19th Century Carved Lavender Jade Jadeite Snuff Bottle 1,100 Karats Wow
Rare 19th Century Carved Lavender Jade Jadeite Snuff Bottle 1,100 Karats Wow
Rare 19th Century Carved Lavender Jade Jadeite Snuff Bottle 1,100 Karats Wow
Rare 19th Century Carved Lavender Jade Jadeite Snuff Bottle 1,100 Karats Wow
Rare 19th Century Carved Lavender Jade Jadeite Snuff Bottle 1,100 Karats Wow
Rare 19th Century Carved Lavender Jade Jadeite Snuff Bottle 1,100 Karats Wow
Rare 19th Century Carved Lavender Jade Jadeite Snuff Bottle 1,100 Karats Wow

Rare 19th Century Carved Lavender Jade Jadeite Snuff Bottle 1,100 Karats Wow
This is one of the most incredible snuff bottles I have ever had the pleasure of seeing in person. It is carved out of natural lavender jade jadeite, which is arguably more rare and precious than diamonds or gold and this snuff bottle is made with an unbelievable 1,100 karats of this highly sought after and rare precious gemstone material. This is a slightly larger snuff bottle than most other specimens that I have come in contact with at 3.5″L X 2.5″W X 1.25D (88.9mm X 63.5mm X 38.1mm). We tested the specific gravity on this piece (3.2) and used this as confirmation that our visual gemstone material assessment was accurate. The inside of the snuff bottle is hollowed out and NOT simply drilled through as are some modern reproductions I have seen. The owner of this bottle says that this piece has been handed down from generation to generation in his family for at least 150 years and the wear patterns, cuts and oxidation are consistent with what one would see on snuff bottles known to be from this time period. The bottle is an ovoid form with a cylindrical neck and flat lip. There are high relief carvings all around the bottle and on the stopper. The carvings on the bottle depict what looks to be a cherry tree with buds, leaves, cherry blossoms and birds scattered artfully about on the limbs – which extend and wrap around the entire bottle. On one side hanging from a tree limb there is what looks to be a bat with two human figures craning their necks and pointing up at their not so hidden onlooker. On the obverse, the carvings depict an old wizened farmer carrying a walking cane and a basket full of the day’s work as his reward. The spoon is carved from bone. The cork is intact but has shrunk with wear and age and therefore no longer effectively seals the bottle, however this too is consistent with what one would expect to see on a bottle that has been unmolested from this time period. If there is any further information you would like to know or pictures you’re interested in seeing, I will do my best to provide that for you if you send me a message. The item “RARE 19TH CENTURY CARVED LAVENDER JADE JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLE 1,100 KARATS WOW” is in sale since Thursday, December 10, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Snuff Bottles”. The seller is “resurrected_relics” and is located in Maryville, Tennessee. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Region of Origin: China
  • Color: Lavender
  • Age: 1850-1899
  • Primary Material: Jade
  • Maker: Handmade
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Type: Snuff Bottles

Rare 19th Century Carved Lavender Jade Jadeite Snuff Bottle 1,100 Karats Wow