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SNUFF BOTTLE

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Pavilion Hallway


About this object

The blue snuffbottle is basically a flattened spade shape. It is carved in high relief with figures that extend over and cover the bottle. There are two dragons who are fighting and curled completely around the bottle. The dome like cover has one of the dragons covering it.

Category:
gems
Object name:
SNUFF BOTTLE
Made from:
Chalcedony
Made in:
China
Date made:
ca. 1900
Size:
8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
61.35
Class:
SNUFF BOTTLE
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973