This listing is for a gorgeous Qing Dynasty Peking Glass gourd shaped snuff bottle with colorful hand painted enamel decoration of dragons encompassing the entire bottle. The bottle is a beautiful white color glass with translucent red (cherry amber color) cabochon cut button stopper. The enamel decoration on this bottle is thickly applied with nice details. There is a red dragon curling around the upper bottle and a green dragon on the bottom section with both dragons chasing bats and flaming pearls. There is an unidentified signature written within the raised foot ring.Measures 3" high (to top of bottle), 3 1/2" high (to top of lid) with an overall width of 1 5/8. This nice bottle is in excellent Estate condition with nice painting and no noted flaws.
There is a foam wrap attached to the stopper to keep it in place. Spoon with original attachment to stopper are missing. 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 Peking Glass Snuff Bottle, Enamel Dragon" is in sale since Friday, February 16, 2018. 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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