Walnut Shell Chinese Snuff Bottle Hand Carved 18 Luohans Antique Original Qing

Walnut Shell Chinese Snuff Bottle Hand Carved 18 Luohans Antique Original Qing
Walnut Shell Chinese Snuff Bottle Hand Carved 18 Luohans Antique Original Qing
Walnut Shell Chinese Snuff Bottle Hand Carved 18 Luohans Antique Original Qing
Walnut Shell Chinese Snuff Bottle Hand Carved 18 Luohans Antique Original Qing
Walnut Shell Chinese Snuff Bottle Hand Carved 18 Luohans Antique Original Qing
Walnut Shell Chinese Snuff Bottle Hand Carved 18 Luohans Antique Original Qing
Walnut Shell Chinese Snuff Bottle Hand Carved 18 Luohans Antique Original Qing
Walnut Shell Chinese Snuff Bottle Hand Carved 18 Luohans Antique Original Qing
Walnut Shell Chinese Snuff Bottle Hand Carved 18 Luohans Antique Original Qing
Walnut Shell Chinese Snuff Bottle Hand Carved 18 Luohans Antique Original Qing

Walnut Shell Chinese Snuff Bottle Hand Carved 18 Luohans Antique Original Qing
This petite snuff bottle is a fantastic example of Chinese walnut carving and has been fitted with wooden stopper holding a bamboo reed, expertly carved. This early 20th-century snuff bottle is made of a polished walnut shell, lightly carved with eighteen luohan figures. The eighteen luohan are the personal disciples of Buddha and the guardians of Buddhist adherents. A mixture of finely powdered tobacco, herbs, and spices, snuff was introduced to China in the 17th century by Western diplomats. Initially reserved for ranking members of Qing-dynasty society, the practice provided an opportunity to display one’s refined aesthetic through collectible snuff bottles. ALL OFFERS ARE CONSIDERED – See Photos And Condition For size and Item Details. Some Pictures were Enhanced For details. Listing duration – Listings May end at Any Time, or 2 days prior to end date. Items may be re-listed at sellers discretion. I Choose Shipper Based On Safety And Cost. Please Ask Questions Prior To Offer. Items are from estates and my own private collection of over 30 years. Dating markings – McKinley Tariff Act (March 1890), all articles of foreign manufacture shall be plainly marked, stamped, branded, or labeled in legible English words, so as to indicate the country of their origin. The item “WALNUT SHELL CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLE HAND CARVED 18 LUOHANS ANTIQUE ORIGINAL QING” is in sale since Sunday, January 10, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Snuff Bottles”. The seller is “koolkollectables2012″ and is located in Isle of Palms, South Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Primary Material: Wood
  • Age: 1900-1940
  • Type: Snuff Bottles
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Region of Origin: China
  • Color: Brown
  • Maker: UNSIGNED

Walnut Shell Chinese Snuff Bottle Hand Carved 18 Luohans Antique Original Qing