China, late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). The snuff bottle is of a compressed rectangular form with a rectangular foot that has a recessed base. The semi-translucent, mottled, and finely polished stone features a shading that ranges from creamy ochre to a soft russet color.
Condition: Very good condition with minor wear, some nibbling to the edges, a chip to the platelet, and the stone with natural inclusions and fissures.
Provenance: Hungarian private collection.
Stopper: Malachite with black platelet
Weight: 48.5 g
Dimensions: Height including stopper 65 mm. Diameter neck 16 mm and mouth 7 mm
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