This is a superb high quality antique Chinese genuine and natural opal snuff bottle intricately carved to depict 2 cranes under pine trees. Crane in ancient China is symbol of happiness and eternal youth. Pine tree is symbol of longevity. Striking color combination of amethyst, dark apple green jade and glittering turquoise blue. Carved in high reliefs with sophisticated beauty! Well hollowed. A true serious collector's piece! In great antique condition. It measures 2-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 1.6 cm thick. It weighs 40.6 grams.
Snuff bottles are intriguing because they come in so many different materials and in so many different forms! It is like holding a miniature work of art in you hand and it gives you a feeling of content and joy beyond description!
Superb Antique Chinese Carved Opal Snuff Bottle Depicting Cranes and Pine Trees Well Hollowed