Nephrite of pebble material; with a small mouth and well hollowed, the stone of vivid russet, grey and yellowish- green colour, carved in low relief with a continuous scene depicting a boat rocking on the waves beneath overhanging rocks and a pine tree springing from a cliff, the rock work continuing across part of the foot, Master of the Rocks school.
Robert Hall (1998)
The Golden Autumn Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles by Robert Kleiner, no. 71
This bottle is a classic example of the mainstream style of the Master of the Rocks school, using the yellow steamed chestnut’ colour of pebble material and carved in a lower relief style than the two preceding examples. A small flaw running through the foot has been cleverly disguised by continuing the carved rock across the base, a very unusual detail. The natural greyish patch on one side is uncommon for the group and has been well used to highlight the pine tree springing from the rock.