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A Chinese Glass Snuff Bottle - Aquamarine Streaks
This snuff bottle is in the shape of a slightly flattened pear shape. It has numerous streaks of a soft aquamarine color. It has been of some sort of very hard glass made to simulate jade. We think this must be glass the way the green color occurs in fluid, ribbon-like swirls - that would not be a normal occurrence in true jade.

The stopper is a lovely greenish blue domed stopper with a bone ivory spoon attached. The bottle is extremely well hollowed. It has a flat bottom that is set off with an incised ring about 1/8 above the bottom. The bottle and stopper are in excellent condition with no chips. (The white gummy stuff on the top of the bottles opening is residue from a wax used to keep the stopper in place not chips). The bottle measures 2 to the top of the bottle including the stopper. Excluding the stopper, the bottle is 2 tall by1 wide at the waist by 1 thick. We date it to the late 19th century to early 20th century.



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