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A chalcedony agate snuff bottle


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1900: Item # 929538

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Date: 1780 - 1850

Of rounded square form with flattened sides, the front of the bottle carved in relief using the skin of the stone to depict four fishes, one of which blowing a coin in the air, forming the rebus 'niannian you yu', meaning "May there be surpluses every year".

H: 5.7 cm excluding stopper

Condition: Excellent, with an internal crack running from the back of the base.

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