Natural Agate Snuff bottle, comprising a well-hollowed agate, carved with lion-head mock ring handles and turquoise-blue stopper with copper spoon. Measures: approximately 3 H x 2 W. Our motto is simple. Have pride in everything you sell. Thank you for looking! When snuff was introduced to China in the 17th century, a need suddenly arose for portable containers to keep the powdered tobacco dryand a new art form, the snuff bottle, was born. These palm-size vessels, with a tiny spoon attached to the cork stopper for removing the tobacco, were first produced mainly in glass (often enameled) but were later made using materials ranging from copper, lacquer, jade, and every conceivable hard stone to substances such as ivory, amber, bamboo, even gourds. The item “Antique Chinese Agate carved with lion-head mock ring handles” is in sale since Sunday, February 10, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Snuff Bottles”. The seller is “victoriasvilla” and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Primary Material: Agate
- Region of Origin: China