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SNUFF BOTTLE

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Pavilion Hallway


About this object

The bottle is round and flattened with a thin oval ring foot. The entire surface is carved. On the front stands an Oriental philosopher and pupil in a landscape. To the left are rocks with a tree growing from it. The tree extends its branches across the top of the bottle. To the right is a wall. Above the wall to the right are rocks or mountains, a fortress wall and a small building or temple. On the other side the two men are playing the game GO in a similar landscape. They sit around a low table with the game pieces on top. To the right is a tree that grows and extends across the top. In the center back is a mountain and another to the left, filling the rest of the space. Around the neck is a circle of acanthus leaves pointing downwards. The cover is in filigree metal with small cabochons in turquoise and coral.

Object name:
SNUFF BOTTLE
Made from:
Cinnebar lacquer -- metal -- turquoise -- coral
Made in:
China
Date made:
ca. 1700
Size:
6.4 cm (2 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
61.49
Class:
SNUFF BOTTLE
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973