Rutilated quartz is a variety of quartz which contains acicular (needle-like) inclusions of rutile. It is used for gemstones. These inclusions mostly look golden, but they also can look silver, copper red or deep black. Chinese or Imperial guardian lions are a traditional Chinese architectural ornament. Typically made of stone, they are also known as stone lions or shishi. They are informally known in colloquial English as lion dogs or foo dogs. Snuff Bottle hair crystal fine carved Chinese guardian Foo Lion beast. Older looking foo dog snuff bottle. The hairs not sure might have a gold tone to them more a black and silver. The cute fine carved face. Spoon comes out of bottom with the tail. Spoon I believe is ox bone. Rare, with the hair in the clear crystal. Has carved feet and paws. Weight: 2.20 oz. Size: 2″1/4 inches Long, 1″ 1/2 Tall, 1 inches thick. Condition: Good, no damage. The top could stay in better with a little tape. One spot natuarl from stone a pin size hole from the rutilated. Great addition to any collection! Very minor imperfection to stone and natural inclusions but overall no large noticeable losses as seen. Please, take the time to look over pictures for an accurate description. Color is sometimes a little off or out of focus, if that is the case, please ask for more photos for condition. All of my items listed are pre-owned unless otherwise stated. I do have a pet in home, in case for allergies. The item “Old Chinese Carved Snuff Bottle Rutilated Hair Quartz Crystal Fine Foo Dog Lion” is in sale since Tuesday, November 19, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Snuff Bottles”. The seller is “woo.nico” and is located in Sacramento, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Primary Material: Rutilated Crystal
- Type: Snuff Bottles
- Color: Clear
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Region of Origin: China
- Age: Unknown