An intricately and deeply carved old Chinese snuff bottle with a design of the eighteen Lohan who were the personal disciples of the Buddha.
A medium weight Chinese black lacquer snuff bottle that after many layers of lacquer has been intricately carved in a design of the eighteen Lohan of the Buddha. There is a carved foot and central panels which are different on each side. The lacquer has a nice soft worn feel to it. The color is midnight black and shiny. The carving is very fine with faces, clothing folds, beads, and hands.
2 1/8” (2.9 cm) tall x 1 7/8” (4.8 cm) wide x 7/8” (2.2 cm) thick. Weighs 2.1 oz (55 g)
There are two tiny chips on the foot. There is also very tiny chip at the hole on top. Some of the faces are worn off from use and time. There is no cap and spoon.
A very old work of lacquer art to add to your snuff bottle collection. It has a very classic look and is very detailed.