Snuff Bottle and Stopper-cap

Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper-cap

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Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper-cap
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
50.6.4
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8 cm, W: 4.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
painted after 1887
glass made 1700-1799
Credit Line: 
Gift of George D. Macbeth
Primary Description: 
(a) Translucent heavy colorless "moonstone" and opaque dark brown (almost black) glasses; blown, ground, carved and painted. Flattened ellipsoidal form; short cylindrical neck with ground rim; on each face an applied outline of brown glass as a frame for the interior painting; on each narrow side panel an unidentified symbol (bat?) in applied brown glass; oval base rimmed with brown; interior reverse painting, in black, white and tints, includes on one face a landscape and on the other shrub sprays, some in blossom and two birds in flight. (b) Sage-green stopper-cap and ivory dipping spoon.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Macbeth, George D., Former Collection
1950-10-01
Treasures in Glass
Venue(s)
Allentown Art Museum 1966 through 1966
Treasures in Glass (1966) illustrated, pp. 58-60, #112; BIB# 28036
The Story of Glass (1953) illustrated, plate 12-13 (fig. b); BIB# 25461