Description

Black & Gray Nephrite Jade ‘Aubergine’ Pebble Bottle

1730-1830

2 ¾ inches 

Provenance: A Private US Collection 

 

Of naturalistic shape with pointed tip, the attractive tone of the stone, suggesting the dark aubergine color of the natural fruit, one side flattened to allow the bottle to sit horizontally, a single character inscribed to one side, stopper 

 

The character might read ‘gan’ a family or collectors name, or possibly ‘qian’ rather lazily written meaning ‘thousand’