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Snuff Bottle and Stopper with Spoon

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927M170
Collection:Applied Art - Asian
Date:1780 - 1800


This glass snuff bottle is from 18th century China and is decorated with vines and what are thought to be squirrels. In Chinese art squirrels are emblematic of wise living.were most other medicines in China.

Presented by Lady Wallis in memory of Sir Whitworth Wallis, 1927.

Further Information

Production Period:18th Century
Medium:Cameo glass with metal, cork and ivory.
Place of Origin:China


Height:8 cm