Snuff Bottle with Stopper

Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle with Stopper

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Object Name: 
Snuff Bottle with Stopper
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Accession Number: 
Overall H: 6 cm, W: 4.1 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Marian Swayze Mayer
Web Description: 
Mayer, Marian Swayze (d. 1982), Source
Primary Description: 
Snuff Bottle with Stopper. Opaque orange, dark red, white, and coral-red lead glass in imitation of realgar, ivory, cork; blown, cased, cameo-carved. (a) Flattened, ovoid form, with short cylindrical neck, the rim polished flat, the inside ground for a stopper and spoon; rounded shoulders and sides; oval, foot rim, recessed within; dark red overlay on opaque orange, cameo carved decoration of a bearded man, wearing robes, and holding a staff, with his hand outstretched to a ram standing at his side, a fruiting peach tree at the left; on the reverse, three rams reclining on the ground, looking at the sun, above, with scrolled stylized clouds at either side; a scrolled fungus lingzhi growth at the left. (b) Domed top of white glass with coral-red overlay, mounted on a thin circular cork shank, with tiny spatulate ivory spoon on a thin handle, attached at the center of the cork.
Glass Snuff Bottles of China at Steuben Glass
Steuben Glass, Inc. 1981-09-09 through 1981-10-03