Snuff Bottle with Stopper Spoon

Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle with Stopper Spoon

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Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle with Stopper Spoon
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
82.6.76
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.4 cm, W: 5.1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1900
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Marian Swayze Mayer
Primary Description: 
Transparent dark green, pink non-lead glass; blown, carved, scratch (diamond) engraved. (a) Flattened ovoid form, with short neck, the rim polished flat, with an opening in the top for a stopper and spoon; the shoulders and sides rounded, the faces slightly rounded; carved mask handles on the sides; the faces with diamond-engraved decorations of fantastic rocks, the inscriptions in Chinese characters (one the signature Zifei); carved oval foot rim, with relief-carved two-character seal within. (b) Domed, pink button on top, with a tiny green button at the top; mounted on a white disk; tapered cork shank; long ivory spoon, with thin handle and oval spatulate bowl.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Mayer, Marian Swayze, Source
1981-12-22
Inscription: 
Zifei
inscription
Glass Snuff Bottles of China at Steuben Glass
Venue(s)
Steuben Glass, Inc. 1981-09-09 through 1981-10-03