A carved nephrite snuff bottle in low relief, featuring a scholar and student under pine prunis, on the revere a lingzhi and archaic characters. Very pleasing carving to brown inclusions on the side, very balanced, wonderful tactile feel. Flat raised footrim. Moderately hollowed, interior residue. Well made agate top with collar and spoon, appropriate to period, but possibly a replacement, though showing wear. Condition is excellent with no damage. Measures about 2 7/8 inches tall to stopper top (7.3 cm). This bottle hails from the late Qing dynasty to early republic period.
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