Lapis Snuff Bottle with Gold Chinese Characters
This little snuff bottle is so pleasingly smooth, and masks on either side add big character. Unfortunately, we don't know how to read the characters on the bottle but we believe it is a poem. We'd love to hear the translation!
This rectangle snuff bottle has rounded shoulders and tapers toward the base. The stone is a very, very dark lapis lazuli or possibly azurite.
2 75" tall / 7cm
2.125" wide / 5.4cm
This snuff weighs 5.44 oz . The unakite stopper has a cork but is missing its spoon and there are some dings around the outer rim of the neck.