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SNUFF BOTTLE

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Pavilion Hallway


About this object

The bottle is cylindrical with rounded shoulders. It is pink in color. It is carved in with a dragon in very high releif. The dragon is carved so that it encircles the body of the bottle and its head joins its tail. The cover is a cap also carved with a coiled dragon. The teakwood base has four feet and is carved with decorative motifs.

Category:
gems
Object name:
SNUFF BOTTLE
Made from:
Quartz
Made in:
China
Date made:
ca. 1850
Size:
10.2 cm (4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
61.10
Class:
SNUFF BOTTLE
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973