Snuff Bottle with Stopper Spoon

Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle with Stopper Spoon

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Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle with Stopper Spoon
Accession Number: 
82.6.51
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.7 cm, W: 3.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1720-1800
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Marian Swayze Mayer
Primary Description: 
Opalescent white, translucent red non-lead glass; blown, overlay, cameo carved. (a) Flattened, ovoid form, red overlay on white; short neck, the top rim flat, with a central hole for a stopper and spoon; rounded sides, with cameo-carved dragon extending around the bottle; cut oval foot ring. (b) Domed gilt metal finial with cast "shou" symbol, with beaded bands at the rim; tapered cork shank, with long ivory spoon, with thin handle and oval spatulate bowl.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Mayer, Marian Swayze, Source
1981-12-22
Glass Snuff Bottles of China at Steuben Glass
Venue(s)
Steuben Glass, Inc. 1981-09-09 through 1981-10-03
Snuff bottles of the Ch'ing dynasty
Venue(s)
Hong Kong Museum of Art 1978-10-20 through 1978-12-03
 
Snuff Bottles of the Ch'ing Dynasty (1978) p. 64, #52; BIB# 29545