This is a 19th Century, flattened rectangular with rounded shoulders form snuff bottle, rounded short neck, and flat oval footing. It is made from Puddingstone. The stone has a creamy creamy suffused background, with blots of gray and black. It comes with a grayish russet stopper with spoon. This elegantly looking piece is in excellent preserved condition.
a similar form sand material snuff bottles is illustrated in 'The Collector's Book of Snuff Bottles", by Bob C. Stevens, Item 666 page 113.
Photo #8: A similar bottle that was part of the Ruth and Carl Barron Collection was sold at Christies for $3,000 on 15 Sep 2015
Height: 2.09 inches (5.3cm) - not including stopper
Width: 1.51 inches (3.8cm)
Thickness: 0.78 inches (1.9cm)
Weight: 1.4 ounces