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19th C. BLACK JET SNUFF BOTTLE

19th C. BLACK JET SNUFF BOTTLE


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1900: Item # 1338006

Please refer to our stock # 174 when inquiring.
 $1,250.00 
This is a very fine, flattened, rounded rectangular form Snuff Bottle with a round, elongated neck, rounded sloping shoulders, and raised flat elongated oval footing. Made of Hard JET. The bottle is very light. This must have been the reason that the carver has left 1/4 of the bottom non hollowed to give the bottle a little weight and stability. The walls are very thin. It has a very smooth and lustrous surface. JET is a form of lignite and a geological organic material composed of fossilized wood from millions of years ago, resulting from high carbon compression and salt water. The color is best described as uncompromised or absolute blackness, therefore its known as "Jet-Black". The bottle is in excellent preserved condition. Bottle Measurements Height: 2.43 inches (6.2cm), not including the stopper Width: 1.27 inches (3.2cm) Thickness: 0.62 inches (1.6cm) Weight: 0.8 ounces