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SNUFF BOTTLE

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Pavilion Hallway


About this object

The bottle is a flattened flask with a square shape. The front and back have a raised border with the top being pointed towards the cap. On the front lower right is a man seated in the lotus position. He is set in a landscape with rocks to the left. From the rocks grows a tree which curves above the man to fill in the rest of the space. On the back is an ox at the lower front. In the distance is an Oriental pavilion or shrine. The landscape shows rocks to the right and a large flowering tree to the left. The rounded cover is carved with large flowers.

Category:
gems
Object name:
SNUFF BOTTLE
Made from:
Lapis lazuli
Made in:
China
Date made:
20th c.
Size:
6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
61.23
Class:
SNUFF BOTTLE
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973