Wednesday, 19 September 2018

ANTIQUE CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLE - #2516




ANTIQUE CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLE 
Item Code : 2516

Snuff bottles in the American Museum of Natural History collection
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.

Material : Glass and alpaka (white brass)
Origin : China
Approx Date : 1940 - 1960 ad
Dimensi :
- Tinggi total : 87mm
- Diameter tengah : 34mm
- Berat : 57 grams

HARGA : 250.000,- Idr