THIS LISTING IS FOR A NICE CHINESE QING DYNASTY 2-COLOR CARVED PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE, c. BEAUTIFUL 2-COLOR OVERLAY PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE WITH DEEP CHERRY AMBER COLOR.
INTRICATE CARVED SITTING ELDERS WITH HANGING BAMBOO AND FLORALS ON BOTH FRONT AND BACK ON OPAQUE WHITE GLASS BODY. GREEN JADE STOPPER WITH SPOON AND RECESSED BASE. THE BOTTLE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH NO NOTED DAMAGE OR FLAWS.MEASURES 3" HIGH, 2 1/2" WIDE AND 1 1/4 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! The item "ANTIQUE CHINESE QING DYNASTY 2-COLOR PEKING GLASS CARVED SNUFF BOTTLE with ELDERS" is in sale since Saturday, October 12, 2013.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Snuff Bottles". The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
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