Snuff Bottle and Stopper

Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper

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Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
82.6.52
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 6.2 cm, W: 4.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1750-1850
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Marian Swayze Mayer
Primary Description: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper. Colorless and inclusions snowflake and transparent red non-lead glass, green and white jadeite stone, black plastic, cork, ivory; blown, overlay, carved. (a) Flattened, ovoid form; colorless, with bubbles and tiny white specks throughout, with red overlay; short, cylindrical neck with flat rim and circular opening for a stopper; rounded shoulders and sides; the red overlay cameo carved to leave six-petaled mallow flowers in relief on both faces, mask handles with rings on the sides; carved red oval foot rim; paper label inscribed "734" in ink. (b) Mottled green and white jadeite stone cap; mounted on a black plastic disk, cork stopper and slender brown-stained ivory spoon with painted oval spatulate bowl.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Mayer, Marian Swayze (d. 1982), Source
1981-12-22
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
734
label
foot paper label
Glass Snuff Bottles of China at Steuben Glass
Venue(s)
Steuben Glass, Inc. 1981-09-09 through 1981-10-03