Chinese handblown glass snuff bottle
- Chinese handblown glass snuff bottle.
- 19th century.
- Handblown black and clear glass. 2 7/8" x 1 3/4" x 3/4" d.
- ISR 778.
- A handblown cased glass snuff bottle, black glass over clear glass. The black glass has been carved away and shaped into leafy decoration on the neck, sides and base. Two reverse paintings applied from the interior decorate the sides of the bottle. A bird sitting on a spring branch on one side, a couple involved in coitus on the other. A brass snuff spoon attached to a lid with a semi-precious stone mounting. Oval with small cylindrical neck.
- Kinsey subjects
- Art--China--19th century. Glassware. Minor arts. Snuff boxes. Coitus.