Carved Jade Snuff Bottle, China, 19th Century. With a matching red color hardstone stopper, metal spoon. Of flattened oval form, cylindrical neck. Front is adorned with a carving of a boy praying by trees. Snuff bottles were used by the Chinese population during the Qing Dynasty to contain powdered tobacco. Smoking tobacco was illegal during the Dynasty, but the use of snuff was allowed because the Chinese considered snuff to be a remedy for common illnesses such as colds, headaches and stomach disorders. Therefore, snuff was carried in a small bottle like other medicines. The snuff bottle is comparable to the snuff box used by Europeans. Snuff bottles were made out of many different materials including porcelain, jade, wood, tortoiseshell, metal and ceramic, though probably the most common used material was glass. The item “Carved Jade Snuff Bottle, China, 19th Century” is in sale since Sunday, March 17, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Jade/Hardstone”. The seller is “got1go” and is located in Telford. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion.
- Primary Material: Jade/ Hardstone
- Age: 1800-1849
- Product: Carving
- Original/Repro: Antique Original
- Features: Handcarved