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A Spinach Jade Cicada Snuff Bottle

Roll over for video transcript This rather symbolic spinach jade snuff bottle carved in the form of a cicada highlights the October Asian offerings.  The stone is of an even, semi-translucent quality, complete with a rose quartz toad-form stopper.  The Chinese hold this insect as a symbol of new life and rebirth, represented in the life cycles of its rather long life of about thirteen to seventeen years, as well as a representation of integrity and humbleness.  The spinach jade cicada snuff bottle will be sold on Saturday, October the 10th at an auction estimate of $500-700. Take this opportunity to buy a Spinach Jade Cicada Snuff Bottle!

Catalog Information

A Spinach Jade Snuff Bottle
The semi-translucent stone deeply carved in the shape of a resting cicada, with a rose quartz toad-form stopper.
Late 19th/Early 20th Century
{Height: 2 3/4 inches (7 cm) excluding stopper}
Estimate: $500/700


Asian Art
Harry Huang
(510) 227-2535
Jessica Liang
(510) 227-2511
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