* A Celadon Jade Double Snuff Bottle, modeled after two joined, lobed, gourd-form bottles, with coral stopper lids and a fitted, pierce carved hardwood stand. Height 2 1/8 inches. Estimate $ 1,000-2,000
Property from the Estate of Jean Rolfing Cleland, Wilmette, Illinois
Jean Rolfing began collecting snuff bottles as a teenager in the 1930s. She purchased some for herself; others came from her parents and friends in celebration of holidays, birthdays and other special occasions. The last few bottles were gifts from her late husband, Robert A. Cleland, whom she married in 1945. The snuff bottle collection, housed in a beautiful display case, graced the living room of their home for more than a half century.
Provenance: Purchased at Bensabbot of Chicago
In overall good condition, with minor chips around the mouth rim, the stone with natural fissures. With light wear throughout, one stopper detached from the lid but retained. Wear to the stand.
A Celadon Jade Double Snuff Bottle, Height 2 1/8 inches.