Snuff Bottle and Stopper

Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper

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Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
81.6.6
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 6.7 cm, W: 5 cm, Th: 3 cm; Rim Diam: 1.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1750-1850
Credit Line: 
Gift of Marian Swayze Mayer
Primary Description: 
Snuff Bottle and Stopper. Opaque medium green, dark blue, and coral glasses, cork, wood; carved. (a) Opaque medium green glass, opaque dark blue overlay; circular shape rising to short neck, level rim, straight-walled overlay base ring, overall overlay decoration of two skillfully carved convoluted Chi dragons, several inconspicuous broken bubble pits on green surface. (b) Cork stopper, long wood spoon, black disc, glass cap, probably half of a bead with rounded green glass finial concealing the bore.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Mayer, Marian Swayze (d. 1982), Source
1981-12-22
Category: 
Inscription: 
2.546
sticker
base
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
 
Recent Important Acquisitions, 24 (1982) illustrated, p. 99, #37; BIB# AI9252
Cameo Glass: Masterpieces from 2000 Years of Glassmaking (1982) illustrated, pp. 39; 107, #27, fifth from left; BIB# 30609