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19th Century Chinese Agate Longevity Snuff Bottle

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A mixture of finely powdered tobacco, herbs, and spices, snuff was introduced to China in the 17th century by Western diplomats. Initially reserved for ranking members of Qing-dynasty society, the practice provided an opportunity to display one's refined aesthetic through collectible snuff bottles. This late 19th century snuff bottle is made of a brown-grey agate, smoothed to a rounded rectangular form. Ivory-toned inclusions on one side of the bottle have been carved in low relief of a young boy and a pheasant beneath a knotted pine tree. Regarded as an emblem of longevity, the pine tree is a common motif in Chinese art and is used metaphorically for friends who remain constant in adversity. The beautifully worked stone bottle is finished with a red stone stopper and fitted with an intact wooden snuff spoon.

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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 2.5 in. x W 1.5 in. x D 1 in.H 6.35 cm x W 3.81 cm x D 2.54 cm
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    CHIW007
  • Reference Number
    LU820016704291
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