Snuff Bottle and Stopper

Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper

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Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
81.6.40
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.2 cm, W: 4.6 cm, Th: 2.9 cm; Rim Diam: 1.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1775-1899
Credit Line: 
Gift of Marian Swayze Mayer
Primary Description: 
(a) Transparent colorless glass with minute white flecking; mold-blown. Partially cased in red glass cut to represent upright carp with tail carved around a lotus leaf incised in an open area of the basic colorless ground, its veins lightly incised, spiked fins solid protrusions, no neck, rim and mouth simulate carp's open mouth. (b) Narrow cork stopper cut down to fit, short lightly polished wood spoon, bright red disc, cap of turned yellowish bone (?).
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
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1981 (1982) illustrated, p. 5, fifth from left; BIB# AI97141