Glass Snuff Bottle with Interior Painting Ch'ing Dynasty (1644-1911) Body height: 6 cm In the late 17th century, Western snuff and snuff containers entered China. At its peak, various Western countries and the Vatican in Rome often presented snuff and snuff containers as gifts to the court. Since snuff boxes were not ideal containers for snuff, people at the time adapted and used small-mouthed jars originally used in the Ming dynasty for medicine.
A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE 'TAOTIE' SNUFF BOTTLE QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY of flattened attenuated baluster form, each side carved with a taotie mask, the waisted neck flanked by a pair of foliate-form handles, the stone of an even white color with some cloudy inclusions
Glass Chinese snuff bottle of oval form, the yellow overlay on translucent amber ground carved with a continuous landscape of pavilions, rocks, lingzhi fungus and prunus, bamboo and pine tree (the three friends of the winter). 1780-1850 6,7 cm