Snuff Bottle and Stopper-Spoon

Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper-Spoon

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper-Spoon
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
51.6.297
Dimensions: 
a) Bottle H: 5.2 cm, Diam: 2.55 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1736-1795
Web Description: 
白套蓝玻璃花蝶纹鼻烟壶
Department: 
Provenance: 
Hussey, Nellie B., Source
1951
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
乾隆年制 [Qianlong Nianzhi]
inscription
Primary Description: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper-Spoon. (a) Opaque milk-white glass with blue overlay; blown, cased, cameo-carved. Ovoid body; short neck with rim, enclosed in thickened blue collar; cut design of rocks, flowering plants and a butterfly in blue overlay also carved on the upper surfaces; solid, flat blue base with incised four character “乾隆年制 Qianlong Nianzhi”reign mark. (b) Stopper-cap said to have been ivory colored, "bell-like with finial"; stopper and ivory dipping spoon remain.
Exhibition of East Asiatic Glass
Venue(s)
Toledo Museum of Art 1948-10-03 through 1948-10-31
Exhibition of East Asiatic Glass (1948) #204; BIB# 28705