UH20098 Chinese molded and incised natural gourd snuff bottle, hollow gourd modeled into a miniature baluster jar form with relief design of four large peony blossoms surrounded by tendrils and smaller blossoms banded by petal lappet bands to top and bottom, the collar surrounded by a key fret border, the narrow base countersunk with a foot rim, the details accented with subtle incising and black rubbed in pigment, organic form ivory stopper attached to a walrus ivory spoon, into a tight fitting ivory collar. Minor signs of age and wear otherwise fine condition.
2-5/8” High x 1-1/2” in Diameter. 19th Century.
Ex Collection: Alison Stilwell Cameron (1921-1991), daughter of General Joseph Stilwell, known as “Vinegar Joe” (1883-1946).