Snuff Bottle and Stopper

Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper

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Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
81.6.37
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.5 cm, Diam (max): 3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1750-1880
Credit Line: 
Gift of Marian Swayze Mayer
Primary Description: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper. (a) Opaque medium green glass; mold-blown, pod form, mouth opening cut off flat, pointed base, overall pattern in softly rounded relief of oval rings enclosing circular rounded forms suggesting rough skin of some vegetable (probably 苦瓜 Bitter gourd) or fruit. (b) New cork stopper, ivory spoon; gilt disc of ropelike edge, cap a two-pronged stem of coral.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Mayer, Marian Swayze (d. 1982), Source
1981-12-22
Category: 
Glass Snuff Bottles of China at Steuben Glass
Venue(s)
Steuben Glass, Inc. 1981-09-09 through 1981-10-03
Recent Important Acquisitions, 24 (1982) illustrated, p. 99, #37; BIB# AI9252