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SNUFF BOTTLE

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Pavilion Hallway


About this object

The shape is like a flattened oval flask with a ring foot. The entire surface is carved and there are traces of painting. On one side is an adult to the left holding a child with a rattle. In front side, are three children, one with a fish on a stick and one with a ball on a stick. They are all looking upwards at the objects. The background is carved with sexagons filled with rosettes. The other side has an adult standing in the center with a child on each side of him, clutching his skirts. To the left is the trunk of a tree and above him is a branch with flowers. The background is also sexagons with rosettes. Around the oval foot and neck is carved a meander design. The peaked cover sits on a high thin neck and is carved with shingles that culminate in a knob.

Category:
ivories
Object name:
SNUFF BOTTLE
Made from:
Ivory
Made in:
CHINA
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
61.48
Class:
SNUFF BOTTLE
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973