A Greenish-White Jade Purse-Shaped Snuff Bottle ~ AD 1760 - 1820 ~ Delicately carved as a purse with gathered pleats at the opening above blossoming branches, the sides of the neck pierced for stringing, the stone of even, pale greenish-white tone, red stopper. Bottles of this type, carved from agate as well as jade, copied the standard pouches or purses worn with official robe. They were probably made for the imperial court, and are an amusing reference to an official career.
Coupe de jade vert pâle, ornée d'un motif végétal d'or dans lequel les tiges sont entrelacées avec des rosettes et des palmes aux armes de la famille royale de France. XVIe siècle. The Aga Khan Museum.