Nephrite jade snuff bottle in the shape of a duckArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Datecirca 1650-1850Medium & SupportnephriteDimensions
1 9/16 in x 2 5/8 in x 1 9/16 in (4 cm x 6.7 cm x 4 cm);1 9/16 in x 2 5/8 in x 1 9/16 in (4 cm x 6.7 cm x 4 cm)Credit LineGift of Mr. Robert W. CogganLabel copy
The heads of horses, deer, mules, and other animals which represented the status or rank of the owner often decorated knives of the nomadic tribes. Such knives were often exchanged with Chinese traders at the border in the Bronze Age.
Maribeth Graybill, Senior Curator of Asian Art
Exhibited in "Flora and Fauna in Chinese Art," April 6, 2002 - December 1, 2002.Primary Object Classification Decorative Arts Primary Object Typesnuff bottleCollection AreaAsianRights
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