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Snuff bottle

Snuff bottle

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1750-1895 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mottled semi-opaque white glass with overlay of red glass. Carved in relief.

  • Museum number:

    C.1559-1910

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The bottle is a circular flattened flask form with shoulders sloping up to a cylindrical neck and no stopper.
It is a made of mottled semi-opaque white glass with overlay of red glass carved in relief.
The carved relief depicts a boy holding ruyi sceptres, a girl holding a vase containing ruyi sceptres, a figure, perhaps a dancer, with scarves, and a bat. On the reverse there is a girl holding perhaps a peach, a boy with a basket and a bat overhead.
The high slightly splayed foot is formed by red glass overlay with an angular indentation.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

1750-1895 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Mottled semi-opaque white glass with overlay of red glass. Carved in relief.

Dimensions

Height: 6.2 cm

Descriptive line

Cer, China, Qing, GLASS, OVERLAY

Materials

Glass

Techniques

Carving

Subjects depicted

Scarves; Bat (animal); Baskets

Categories

ELISE

Collection

East Asia Collection

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