THIS LISTING IS FOR A BEAUTIFUL CHINESE QING DYNASTY 2-LAYER CARVED PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE, c. LATE 19th TO EARLY 20th CENTURY. BEAUTIFUL 2-COLOR OVERLAY PEKING GLASS TALL, SLENDER SNUFF BOTTLE WITH DEEP CHERRY AMBER COLOR CARVED ON OPAQUE WHITE GLASS BODY. ORNATELY CARVED "CRAB" CRAWLING ON TALL SEAWEED OR OCEAN FOLIAGE, WAVES CARVED AROUND THE BASE.
MATCHING CHERRY AMBER GLASS STOPPER (MISSING SPOON) AND RECESSED BASE. THE BOTTLE IS VERY GOOD CONDITION HOWEVER THERE IS A FINE NO-HARM HAIRLINE IN THE REEDING ON ONE SIDE UNDER THE CRAB AND A SMALL SECTION OF A REED/STEM MISSING WITH A COUPLE OF FINE HAIRLINES ON THE OTHER REEDS (SEE PHOTOS). THE "HAIRLINES" MENTIONED ARE VERY FINE AND ARE ONLY NOTICED UPON CLOSE INSPECTION. MEASURES 3 3/8" HIGH, 1 5/8" WIDE, 5/8" DEEP WITH A 1/2" TOP DIAMETER. 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 "Chinese QING DYNASTY 2-Layer Peking Glass Snuff Bottle" is in sale since Wednesday, February 9, 2011.
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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