Snuff Bottle and Stopper

Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper

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Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper
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Accession Number: 
Overall H: 5.6 cm, W: 3.1 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Marian Swayze Mayer
Primary Description: 
Transparent bright blue, opaque white, pink non-lead glass; blown (?), overlay, carved. (a) Flattened, ovoid form, of brilliant blue glass, one side flattened and covered with red overlay on opaque white, the pink carved to leave Chinese characters standing in relief (translation: "Since early times one cannot be a sage or a scholar without adopting a pseudonym"); short, straight neck with polished, flat rim; the interior surface ground. (b) Domed amethyst (?) cap, with one flat side; cork stopper; slender ivory spoon with pointed oval spatulate bowl.
Mayer, Marian Swayze (d. 1982), Source
Glass Snuff Bottles of China at Steuben Glass
Steuben Glass, Inc. 1981-09-09 through 1981-10-03