You are here

SNUFF BOTTLE

Back to search results

SNUFF BOTTLE

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Pavilion Hallway


About this object

The bottle is shaped like an ovate flattened flask and has two layers of brownish agate. On the front in relief is carved a scene showing a man riding a horse or donkey. He is followed by an attendant who holds a shade over the man. They are crossing a bridge which has arched supports. The back is plain. The oval base is in silver and is carved on the sides with floral motifs and engraved on the bottom with two sprays of flowers. The ring around the neck is in silver. The stopper is in silver as well and is engraved with floral motifs. Mounted in the silver is a dome shaped piece of ivory.

Category:
gems
Object name:
SNUFF BOTTLE
Made from:
Agate -- silver -- ivory
Made in:
China
Date made:
ca. 1800
Size:
7.6 cm (3 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
61.18
Class:
SNUFF BOTTLE
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973