Snuff Bottle with Top

Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle with Top

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Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle with Top
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 6.2 cm, W: 4.5 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Marian Swayze Mayer
Web Description: 
Mayer, Marian Swayze (d. 1982), Source
Primary Description: 
Snuff Bottle with Top. Opaque white and blackened lead glass, gilt metal; blown-molded, diamond-point engraved. (a) Flattened, ovoid form, with short, cylindrical neck, ground for a stopper and spoon; sloping shoulders, rounded sides; recessed oval base; one face decorated in blackened, engraved scene of a bearded man leaning on a gnarled pine tree, standing amidst rocks at the left, a fence and bushes in the right background; the reverse with lengthy blackened diamond-point inscription in Chinese, in sixteen vertical columns; the base with three sets of blackened, diamond point Chinese characters “古月轩Gu Yue Xuan”. (b) Domed, gilt metal button top, with tiny rounded finial, with engraved radial foliage in two layers, with tiny rings at the edge; rounded rim; tapered gilded-paper wrapped metal shank with a tiny gilt-metal spoon on a thin, wire-like handle projecting from the center.
Glass Snuff Bottles of China at Steuben Glass
Steuben Glass, Inc. 1981-09-09 through 1981-10-03