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Mid-20th Century Chinese Glass Snuff Bottle

$591.27

About

Snuff bottles were used by the Chinese, Mongolians during the Qing Dynasty to contain powdered tobacco. Smoking tobacco was illegal during the Qing Dynasty, but the use of snuff was allowed because the Chinese considered snuff to be a remedy for common illnesses such as colds, headaches and stomach disorders. The size of a snuff bottle is small enough to fit inside the palm. Snuff bottles were made out of many different materials including porcelain, jade, rhinoceros Horn, ivory, wood, tortoiseshell, metal and ceramic, though probably the most commonly used material was glass. The stopper usually had a very small spoon attached for extracting the snuff.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 2.96 in. (7.5 cm)Width: 1.78 in. (4.5 cm)Depth: 1.19 in. (3 cm)
  • Style
    Chinoiserie (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1955
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    CILAVEGNA, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3947312823262

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    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: CILAVEGNA, Italy
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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