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Amber Snuff Bottle and Cover with Deep Relief Carving

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The Art and Orchid Gallery
7896 SE Peach Way
Jupiter, Florida

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Amber Snuff Bottle and Cover with Deep Relief Carving
The Art and Orchid Gallery's old snuff bottle is a brown to brownish-orange color. It exhibits deep relief carvings of gourds hanging from intricate leafy vines. The relief work is polished to stand out above the mat brown ground. There is a matching amber top but no spoon. Early Chinese snuff bottles of the 17th Century were carved of amber as well as ivory, cinnabar and jade.[6A] By the 18th Century, the Chinese carved glass, porcelain, other hard stones and even metals to make the bottles. This bottle was repudiatedly carved in Bali. (We obtained it from Balinese venders.) So, we have listed as such. However, we now believe it was made in China, may be old, but probably early 20th Century. The inner carving is just a straight tube. There are no inclusions. References available upon request. Size: ~ 2 3/4" x 1 3/4" x 1 1/4"; Weight: ~ 47 grams.

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