Antique Snuff Bottle. Carved Pictorial Soapstone and Brass. 1800’s. Stamped

Antique Snuff Bottle. Carved Pictorial Soapstone and Brass. 1800's. Stamped
Antique Snuff Bottle. Carved Pictorial Soapstone and Brass. 1800's. Stamped
Antique Snuff Bottle. Carved Pictorial Soapstone and Brass. 1800's. Stamped
Antique Snuff Bottle. Carved Pictorial Soapstone and Brass. 1800's. Stamped
Antique Snuff Bottle. Carved Pictorial Soapstone and Brass. 1800's. Stamped
Antique Snuff Bottle. Carved Pictorial Soapstone and Brass. 1800's. Stamped
Antique Snuff Bottle. Carved Pictorial Soapstone and Brass. 1800's. Stamped

Antique Snuff Bottle. Carved Pictorial Soapstone and Brass. 1800's. Stamped
Intricately carved little antique snuff bottle. Brass bottom and top brims with spoon attached to the lid. Raised pictorial reliefs all around. Bottle top is small and knob like, also carved. Excellent condition with no wear, defect, or aging. Measures a little over 3″ high x 2″ wide. S nuff bottles were initially made for the emperor and the court, and eventually produced in much greater quantities for a public who enjoyed their functionality as well as their display as symbols of status. As in all Chinese arts and crafts, motifs and symbols play an important part in decorative detail. Symbols are derived from a multitude of sources such as legends, history, religion, philosophy and superstition. The ideas used are almost always directed toward bringing wealth, health, good luck, longevity, even immortality to the owner of an artifact, frequently as a wish expressed in a kind of coded form by the giver of a gift. Probably the most popular decoration is the Shou character, a symbol of happiness and longevity. Shou or Sau was one of Three Star Gods. The item “Antique Snuff Bottle. Carved Pictorial Soapstone and Brass. 1800’s. Stamped” is in sale since Thursday, April 11, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Snuff Bottles”. The seller is “alexandrias.neo” and is located in Leesport, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Age: 1850-1899
  • Primary Material: Soapstone
  • Maker: undetermined
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Color: Blue
  • Type: Snuff Bottles

Antique Snuff Bottle. Carved Pictorial Soapstone and Brass. 1800's. Stamped