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Posted 4 years ago


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Okay I got this really neat looking snuff bottle. I can't read the reign period and nor can I figure it out by searing google. Can ANYONE help?

I believe it's Chinese? Not sure. I love the carving to it though and the ivory spoon is way neat!

any tips would be awesome!

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  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    Well, if it is really for snuff, remember tobacco wasn't known until after 1492.
  2. pipersophia, 4 years ago
    oh..well what else would it be for? If not snuff?
    Are you able to translate the bottom for me?
    I guess I just assumed it was for snuff.
    Thanks blunderbuss!
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    Me not know, mon. I was just pointing out a historical fact. Look on my site & you will find 1 almost identical made of ivory. The top of mine was stuck really tight & I left it rather than take a chance of breaking it but the bases of both are virtually identical in aging. Asking a Chinie friend, he said the bottom was for a name stamp in ink or wax for a seal. My guess on mine is about 100 yrs old. Maybe they are perfume(?) or morphine bottles, but here again I don't know when morphine was developed. I don't remember the comments on mine & leave it up to you to ck out.
  4. pipersophia, 4 years ago
    Thanks so much! I will do that. I need to do a little more research!

  5. pipersophia, 4 years ago
    Ok.. I think Im correcting myself on whether or not its coral or cinnabar. I believe it's made from cinnabar. You collectors... how am I doin? hhaaha
  6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    Observe & learn. One can only get advice(guesses) from the pics & descriptions given or received but it is nothing like an on the spot inspection.
  7. pipersophia, 4 years ago
    Two Thumbs Up!!!!
  8. pipersophia, 4 years ago
    hmmm ok.. that is great information. One question, when you say modern reproduction, what dates are we talking about? Is it still old?
    You both have been a great help!

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