Rare carved Chinese boxwood fish shaped snuff bottle with stopper

Rare carved Chinese boxwood fish shaped snuff bottle with stopper
Rare carved Chinese boxwood fish shaped snuff bottle with stopper
Rare carved Chinese boxwood fish shaped snuff bottle with stopper
Rare carved Chinese boxwood fish shaped snuff bottle with stopper

Rare carved Chinese boxwood fish shaped snuff bottle with stopper
Rare carved Chinese boxwood fish shaped snuff bottle with stopper. The snuff box dimension are. 9cm long and a 5cm width. This is a great piece and will compliment and serious collector. History of Snuff bottles & boxes. Snuff bottles were used by the Chinese, Mongolians during the Qing Dynasty to contain powdered tobacco. Smoking tobacco was illegal during the Qing 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 replaced the snuff box used by Europeans. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Snuff Bottles”. The seller is “the-eclectic-antiques” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Primary Material: Boxwood
  • Sub-Type: Not specified
  • Antique: Yes
  • Original/Repro: Antique Original
  • Product: Snuff Bottle
  • Features: Handcarved, Signed
  • Region of Origin: Chinese
  • Age: 1900-1940
  • Country of Origin: China

Rare carved Chinese boxwood fish shaped snuff bottle with stopper