Snuff Bottle and Stopper

Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper

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Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
82.6.49
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 6.9 cm, W: 3.2 cm, Th: 1.4 cm; Rim Diam: 1.5 cm; Mouth Diam: 0.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1850-1899
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Marian Swayze Mayer
Primary Description: 
Opaque pink, translucent bluish-purple non-lead glass; blown, overlay, carved. (a) Flattened, rectangular form, with rounded shoulders and sides; bluish-purple overlay on pink; flat, disk-shaped rim, with blue edge; small hole in the center for a stopper; short, waisted neck; the sides with finely cameo-carved growing bushes, with birds perched in the branches, flying, and a stork (?) standing at the base of one; oval "seal" Ji yang on the side; carved oval blue foot rim. (b) Domed amethyst (?) stone cap; tapered cork stopper; slender ivory spoon with pointed spatulate bowl.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Mayer, Marian Swayze (d. 1982), Source
1981-12-22
Inscription: 
Ji yang
inscription
on side
73.600
label
base sticker
Glass Snuff Bottles of China at Steuben Glass
Venue(s)
Steuben Glass, Inc. 1981-09-09 through 1981-10-03