Snuff Bottle with European Figures (stopper)


1736–95 or later
Location: not on view
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The stopper is decorated with bats, which traditionally symbolize good luck, since both words (蝠 and 福) are both pronounced as fu in Chinese.


Snuff bottles were introduced from Europe to China around the 1700s to hold portable snuff or medicine.
Snuff Bottle with European Figures (stopper)

Snuff Bottle with European Figures (stopper)

1736–95 or later

China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), Qianlong mark and reign (1736-95)

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