Crouching Tiger Snuff Bottle

c. 1900
$168 USD SOLD
Dimensions
W: 2.0" D: 1.0" H: 2.25"
Materials
Jade
Collection #
CESB003
Estimated Shipping
$20

A mixture of finely powdered tobacco, herbs, and spices, snuff was introduced to China in the 17th century by Western diplomats. Initially reserved for ranking members of Qing-dynasty society, the practice provided an opportunity to display one's refined aesthetic through collectible snuff bottles. This petite snuff bottle is carved from an opaque, light blue jade, shaped with a flat, rounded body and a narrow neck and base. The sides are carved with two crouching tigers, a variation of the tiger-head knockers traditionally carved on the shoulders.

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