Snuff Bottle and Stopper

Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper

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Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
82.6.60
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 6.5 cm, W: 4.6 cm, Th: 2.4 cm; Rim Diam: 1.4 cm; Mouth Diam: 0.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1800-1880
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Marian Swayze Mayer
Web Description: 
白套红玻璃蜘蛛蝙蝠蝴蝶蜻蜓纹鼻烟壶
Department: 
Provenance: 
Mayer, Marian Swayze (d. 1982), Source
1981-12-22
Inscription: 
84.608
label
608
label
Primary Description: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper. Opaque white and translucent red-orange glass, orange stone (?), cork, ivory; blown, cased, cameo-carved. (a) Flattened, ovoid form; red-orange overlay on opaque white; flat rim with circular opening for a stopper; short, spreading neck; the sides with finely carved branches, with butterflies, dragonfly, flowers, a spider and bats; carved oval inscribed seal on the side; carved oval white foot rim. (b) Domed orange carnelian (?) cap, mounted on a tapered cork stopper, and slender ivory spoon with pointed oval spatulate bowl.
Cameo Glass: Masterpieces from 2000 Years of Glassmaking
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1982-05-01 through 1982-10-31
Cameo glass, one of the most costly and difficult decorating techniques since first century B.C., is documented and illustrated in this catalog. Included are examples from Rome, Islam, and China, as well as English 19th-century masterpieces by John Northwood and George Woodall among others. For the purposes of this catalog, the term “cameo glass” is used to refer to cased glass objects with two or more differently colored layers. The outer layer is usually an opaque or opalescent white, and the outer layer or layers have been carved in to leave the decoration standing in relief against a body of contrasting color. Shading is produced by thinning down the carved layer; highlights are created where the glass is left thickest. Both this catalog, and the exhibition for which it was created, documents the 2000-year cameo glass tradition.
Glass Snuff Bottles of China at Steuben Glass
Venue(s)
Steuben Glass, Inc. 1981-09-09 through 1981-10-03