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Snuff Bottle, 1850-1911
Wood
2 7/16 in. x 1 11/16 in. (6.19 cm x 4.29 cm)

Creation Place: Asia, Chinese
Technique: Carving
Credit Line: Gift of Clinton N. Laird
Accession Number: P61.8.383

Commentary
Flattened, rounded rectangular bottle which narrows toward the base. Carved from sandalwood; specifically, Chan Leung, a high grade variety with a more lasting odor. Bottle is very dark, with bas-relief over 1 mm deep. Includes a bell-shaped, carved wood top. Obverse: a man with a hat seated at a table, with a student standing beside the table. Reverse: a man with a pen and scroll, with the head of another man visible at left. Bamboo is carved on one side, and there are trees in the background on both sides.

Provenance
Acquired 9/11/33

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