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Snuff Bottle, n.d.
2 1/8 x 1 5/16 x 1/2 in. (5.4 x 3.33 x 1.27 cm)

Creation Place: Asia, Chinese
Technique: Carving
Credit Line: Gift of Clinton N. Laird
Accession Number: P61.8.199
Snuff bottle of emerald green stone with black striations. Roughly square body with a short, round neck and a shallow oval foot. One broad side is impressed with a Chinese character, a double "hei". The other broad side has a different impressed design. The tall, cylindrical stopper has a slightly rounded top and an attached ivory spoon. The bottle is heavy for its size.

Round square; dark green with striations; matching dark green striated top with an ivory spoon. Medallions from and back. Low-relief carving. Obverse: unidentifiable figure/plant. Reverse: double "hei".

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