The earliest painted interior bottles are thought to have been made in the period between 1820 and 1830s, by then, the beauty of a snuff bottle was probably more important than its practical applications—and considering this—few would have been used for holding snuff. Painted interior bottles are still made today—expensively for collectors and inexpensively as souvenirs.
Jar with Cover Period: Mughal period (1526–1858) or Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Date: 18th–19th century Culture: India Medium: Jade (nephrite) inlaid with gold and stone Dimensions: H. 4 3/16 in. (10.7 cm); W. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm) Classification: Jade Credit Line: Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902
Chinese Cobalt Blue Peking Glass Snuff Bottle, c. 1900, of flattened rounded form, carved with a carp on one side and a stork on the other, with a blue Peking glass stopper, from the Christian collection, H.- 3 in., W.- 2 in., D.- 1 1/8 in.