Chinese and French, early 20th century, jadeite. The incised gilt 'stopper' form lighting stick meets the metal mouth marked Maquet atop a large russet jade vessel carved with butterfly, gourd vines and mounted to a floral carved and incised brass base; inscribed with MM monogram in true Art Deco fashion.
Maquet is a French manufacturer of luxury stationery, leather goods, and art prints, established in Paris in 1841 by the Maquet brothers, Hector and Charles. One of the most renowned Parisian luxury houses, Maison Maquet became official purveyor to Empress Eugénie as well as to several royal courts, winning multiple awards and medals at various World's fairs over the course of its history.

  • Bottle: 2 3/4 in. (6.99 cm.), with stopper: 3 1/8 in. (7.94 cm.); 122 grams

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