Chinese silver snuff bottle. Inset with two jade bi, malachite, and coral. With a sticker from Ming's, a Minneapolis Chinese antique shop that closed in the 1980s.
Provenance: Private Minneapolis Collection - collected in China prior to 1985.Height: 3 1/4 in x width: 2 1/4 in x depth: 1 1/4 in. Weight: 95.31 grams.
Heavy tarnishing throughout. No notable bends or breaks. All stones appear intact and attached. Some adhesive residue alone one of the jade bi, along the top of the bottle, and along the underside. Wear throughout as expected from age and use. There are no notable losses, cracks, or restorations to the jade: please note that one of the jade bi could not be fully inspected due to a sticker partially covering it.
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