Search Results

Chinese handblown glass snuff bottle

Title
Chinese handblown glass snuff bottle.
Format
Realia
Published
19th century.
Description
Handblown black and clear glass. 2 7/8" x 1 3/4" x 3/4" d.
Notes
ISR 778.
Summary
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.

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
218Q A008.1
Location
Kinsey Institute Library - Art