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Lot 19: A CHINESE JET SNUFF BOTTLE. 19th / 20th Century. Of flattened ovoid form, on a short foot, jadeite stopper, 6.5cm long. Provenance: Collection of Bernard Buckman (1910 – 1991). 19-20?? ????????? Literature: For a related piece see Brody, Old Wine into Old Bottles, A Collector’s Commonplace Book, 1993, p. 122. A further discussion of jet can be found in Cammann, Substance and Symbol in Chinese Toggles, 1962, p 72, where it is noted ‘the Chinese scholars of the medieval period said that pine resin after a thousand years turned into amber, and amber after a thousand years turned into jet, xi. Therefore, if amber was a symbol of longevity, this was doubly so.’

Asian Art

by Chiswick Auctions

14 November 2016

Acton, London, United Kingdom

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  • A CHINESE JET SNUFF BOTTLE.   19th / 20th Century.   Of flattened ovoid form, on a short foot, jadeite stopper, 6.5cm long.   Provenance: Collection of Bernard Buckman (1910 – 1991).   19-20?? ?????????   Literature: For a related piece see Brody, Old Wine into Old Bottles, A Collector’s Commonplace Book, 1993, p. 122. A further discussion of jet can be found in Cammann, Substance and Symbol in Chinese Toggles, 1962, p 72, where it is noted ‘the Chinese scholars of the medieval period said that pine resin after a thousand years turned into amber, and amber after a thousand years turned into jet, xi. Therefore, if amber was a symbol of longevity, this was doubly so.’
  • A CHINESE JET SNUFF BOTTLE.   19th / 20th Century.   Of flattened ovoid form, on a short foot, jadeite stopper, 6.5cm long.   Provenance: Collection of Bernard Buckman (1910 – 1991).   19-20?? ?????????   Literature: For a related piece see Brody, Old Wine into Old Bottles, A Collector’s Commonplace Book, 1993, p. 122. A further discussion of jet can be found in Cammann, Substance and Symbol in Chinese Toggles, 1962, p 72, where it is noted ‘the Chinese scholars of the medieval period said that pine resin after a thousand years turned into amber, and amber after a thousand years turned into jet, xi. Therefore, if amber was a symbol of longevity, this was doubly so.’
  • A CHINESE JET SNUFF BOTTLE.   19th / 20th Century.   Of flattened ovoid form, on a short foot, jadeite stopper, 6.5cm long.   Provenance: Collection of Bernard Buckman (1910 – 1991).   19-20?? ?????????   Literature: For a related piece see Brody, Old Wine into Old Bottles, A Collector’s Commonplace Book, 1993, p. 122. A further discussion of jet can be found in Cammann, Substance and Symbol in Chinese Toggles, 1962, p 72, where it is noted ‘the Chinese scholars of the medieval period said that pine resin after a thousand years turned into amber, and amber after a thousand years turned into jet, xi. Therefore, if amber was a symbol of longevity, this was doubly so.’
  • A CHINESE JET SNUFF BOTTLE.   19th / 20th Century.   Of flattened ovoid form, on a short foot, jadeite stopper, 6.5cm long.   Provenance: Collection of Bernard Buckman (1910 – 1991).   19-20?? ?????????   Literature: For a related piece see Brody, Old Wine into Old Bottles, A Collector’s Commonplace Book, 1993, p. 122. A further discussion of jet can be found in Cammann, Substance and Symbol in Chinese Toggles, 1962, p 72, where it is noted ‘the Chinese scholars of the medieval period said that pine resin after a thousand years turned into amber, and amber after a thousand years turned into jet, xi. Therefore, if amber was a symbol of longevity, this was doubly so.’
  • A CHINESE JET SNUFF BOTTLE.   19th / 20th Century.   Of flattened ovoid form, on a short foot, jadeite stopper, 6.5cm long.   Provenance: Collection of Bernard Buckman (1910 – 1991).   19-20?? ?????????   Literature: For a related piece see Brody, Old Wine into Old Bottles, A Collector’s Commonplace Book, 1993, p. 122. A further discussion of jet can be found in Cammann, Substance and Symbol in Chinese Toggles, 1962, p 72, where it is noted ‘the Chinese scholars of the medieval period said that pine resin after a thousand years turned into amber, and amber after a thousand years turned into jet, xi. Therefore, if amber was a symbol of longevity, this was doubly so.’
  • A CHINESE JET SNUFF BOTTLE.   19th / 20th Century.   Of flattened ovoid form, on a short foot, jadeite stopper, 6.5cm long.   Provenance: Collection of Bernard Buckman (1910 – 1991).   19-20?? ?????????   Literature: For a related piece see Brody, Old Wine into Old Bottles, A Collector’s Commonplace Book, 1993, p. 122. A further discussion of jet can be found in Cammann, Substance and Symbol in Chinese Toggles, 1962, p 72, where it is noted ‘the Chinese scholars of the medieval period said that pine resin after a thousand years turned into amber, and amber after a thousand years turned into jet, xi. Therefore, if amber was a symbol of longevity, this was doubly so.’
   
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Description: A CHINESE JET SNUFF BOTTLE. 19th / 20th Century. Of flattened ovoid form, on a short foot, jadeite stopper, 6.5cm long. Provenance: Collection of Bernard Buckman (1910 – 1991). 19-20?? ????????? Literature: For a related piece see Brody, Old Wine into Old Bottles, A Collector’s Commonplace Book, 1993, p. 122. A further discussion of jet can be found in Cammann, Substance and Symbol in Chinese Toggles, 1962, p 72, where it is noted ‘the Chinese scholars of the medieval period said that pine resin after a thousand years turned into amber, and amber after a thousand years turned into jet, xi. Therefore, if amber was a symbol of longevity, this was doubly so.’

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