Posted 4 years ago
This is a really cool snuff bottle I just couldn't pass up. I'm not exactly sure how the process works but I do know that it's painted from the inside, how they actually accomplish this in such fine detail is an amazing mystery to me.
I'm thinking this is most likely a newer piece since there is not a scratch on it and the top is made of resin to appear as carnelian, I believe. There is no spoon attached, only a white spongy piece where older ones have cork.
I haven't searched for the writing yet but I believe one of the symbols represents the home, don't hold me to it though.