Snuff Bottle and Stopper

Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper

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Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 6.3 cm, W: 4.9 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Marian Swayze Mayer
Web Description: 
Mayer, Marian Swayze (d. 1982), Source
base paper label
Primary Description: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper. Opalescent white, blue, turquoise, yellow, green, and red glasses, ivory, stone, cork, black plastic (?); blown, cased (padding), carved. (a) Flattened, ovoid form; multi-colored pad overlays on opalescent white; short, straight neck with flat rim and circular opening for a stopper; the pad overlays cameo-carved as a stylized blue tree hanging over a turquoise blue boat carrying three people; a yellow horse and green-and-white striated horse on the opposite side, with a marbled red rock, yellow plant, bright red rocky ground, and two red mask handles; red oval foot rim; paper label inscribed in ink "70./556" on the bottom. (b) Domed button of carnelian mounted on a black plastic (?) disk, tapered cork stopper, and stained dark brown slender ivory spoon with oval spatulate bowl.
Glass Snuff Bottles of China at Steuben Glass
Steuben Glass, Inc. 1981-09-09 through 1981-10-03
Chinese Glass snuff Bottles: Foreign Influences on an Indigenous Art Form (2015-03) illustrated, p. 7;
Chinese Glass Snuff Bottles: Foreign Influences on an Indigenous Art Form (2015) illustrated, p. 7 (fig. 12); BIB# 720305
European Glassmaking Techniques in China: Kilian Stumpf's Probable Influence over Liuli (2013-03) illustrated, p. 14;