THIS LISTING IS FOR A WONDERFUL CHINESE ROCK CRYSTAL QING DYNASTY REVERSE PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE, c. LATE 19th TO EARLY 20th CENTURY. UNUSUAL REVERSE PAINTED CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE WITH ELABORATE DESIGN FEATURING A CHINESE GENTLEMAN WITH INTRICATE DETAILS AND BEAUTIFUL COLORATION IN THE ENAMELING WITH CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY ON LEFT.HAND PAINTED CALLIGRAPHY VERSE OR POEM ON REVERSE. THE BOTTLE HAS BEVEL CUT SHOULDERS AND CORNERS AND RAISED PEDESTAL BASE.
ROUND JADE STONE "BUTTON" LID WITH ATTACHED SPOON. THE CONDITION IS EXCELLENT WITH NO NOTED DAMAGE OR REPAIRS. MEASURES 3 1/2" HIGH, 1 3/4" WIDE AND 3/4 DEEP. DURING THE 17th CENTURY, THE TAKING OF SNUFF BECAME A POPULAR CHINESE PRACTICE. ALTHOUGH IT WAS NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR THE CHINESE TO SMOKE TOBACCO, SNUFF WAS CONSIDERED MEDICINAL.ACCORDINGLY, THE SNUFF BOTTLE DEVELOPED IN THE LATTER PART OF THE CENTURY AND WAS BASED ON THE CONCEPTS OF THE CHINESE MEDICINE BOTTLES (YAO PING). MANY OF THESE CABINET BOTTLES WERE NOT WELL HOLLOWED. AT THE SAME TIME, MOTIFS WERE MORE FLAMBOYANT. TODAY, SNUFF BOTTLES ARE HIGHLY PRIZED AND COLLECTED WORLDWIDE. Have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible.
We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! CHINESE ROCK CRYSTAL REVERSE PAINTED OVERSIZED SNUFF BOTTLE" is in sale since Friday, February 14, 2014. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Snuff Bottles".
The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.