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Chinese Snuff Bottle, 19th Century
Chinese Snuff Bottle, 19th Century
Chinese Snuff Bottle, 19th Century
Chinese Snuff Bottle, 19th Century
Chinese Snuff Bottle, 19th Century
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Chinese Snuff Bottle, 19th Century

  • Snuff accessories from China are exceedingly rare
  • This beautiful drop-shaped bottle is crafted of agate and 18K gold with a jade stopper
  • Diminutive works of intricate artistry, snuff boxes were once considered the finest accessories
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$8,850
Item No. 31-6909

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Rare and unique, this exquisite objet d'art was crafted to hold finely ground tobacco. While French snuff bottles are coveted collectibles, snuff accessories from China are exceedingly rare. Artfully crafted using agate and 18K gold, this graceful bottle takes on a teardrop shape, adorned with intricate white agate flowers that grace an amber backdrop. Its captivating charm is further enriched by a green enamel stopper, meticulously fashioned from jade and adorned with cultured pearls. A. . .
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Rare and unique, this exquisite objet d'art was crafted to hold finely ground tobacco. While French snuff bottles are coveted collectibles, snuff accessories from China are exceedingly rare. Artfully crafted using agate and 18K gold, this graceful bottle takes on a teardrop shape, adorned with intricate white agate flowers that grace an amber backdrop. Its captivating charm is further enriched by a green enamel stopper, meticulously fashioned from jade and adorned with cultured pearls. A braided gold cord elegantly completes this masterful objet. Snuff bottles like these are more compact in form than European snuff boxes and helped further inhibit the oxidation of tobacco. Beautiful and rare, this Chinese snuff bottle is an exceptional find.

19th century

2 1/4" high by 1 1/4" wide by 7/8" deep
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Chinese Snuff Bottle, 19th Century
Period: 19th Century
Origin: China
Type: Boxes
Stones: Jade
Depth: 2.26 in. (5.74 cm)
Width: 1.25 in. (3.18 cm)
Height: 0.88 in. (2.22 cm)
Chinese Snuff Bottle, 19th Century
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