This is a Snuff Bottle made of Hardstone Carnelian / Agate. This is an extremely well hollowed out contemporary Chinese Snuff Bottle that would date from the 20th Century. The Agate is carved by the artist with an Animal or Bird ( like an Owl ) or Fish Faces on either side and has shading from Translucent Cream to a Carmel to a dark Brown Carnelian
swirled into the body of the bottle on both sides. This is Snuff Bottle measures 2 3/8" tall and is 2" across at its widest part. This is a very unusual bottle with Tao-Tie Mask Handles on the sides of the bottle. It has no stopper, almost all of the Snuff Bottle Stoppers were interchangeable and you could select the one that you wanted to go with your Bottle.
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