Glass Imitating Amber Snuff Bottle

 

Height: 2.5 inches, Width: 1.75 inches

With Malachite Stopper

Qing Dynasty, 1780-1820

 

 

This handsome double paneled snuff bottle is rendered from a deep reddish glass imitating ruby amber. The side panels consist of shallow oval shapes, which served as a dish in which to place the powdered tobacco for inhalation. The bottle is well hollowed which is typical of early glass examples of the early snuff bottle period. The stopper is rendered from malachite.

In our opinion, the subject matter, material and workmanship suggests a Qing Dynasty date for this elegant snuff bottle.

 

From a Distinguished California Collection

 

Reference Number: 4095

Price Available Upon Request

 


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