This opaque blood red glass snuff with swirls appears to be carnelian but is actually cut glass. It is roughly hexagonal in shape and flattened front and back. The sides are beveled or faceted and slope into a neck which flares outward at the mouth. The quality of the work and the provenance of this piece leads me to place it ca early 1900s or older.
The bottle has an oval foot, a well hollowed interior, and a jade topped stopper with a wooden spoon-probably a replacement. It measures 2 3/4" (7 cm) high and 1 5/8" (4.1 cm) at its widest. The glass has a nice sheen and is in excellent condition except for a flea bite chip on the foot.
This is part of a collection bought from the estate of a professor in Asian Studies formerly of Stanford University. We will be listing other snuff bottles.
Item ID: Red Glass Snuff Bottle
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