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A quartz snuff bottle, Chinese, 1760-1850.

The pebble-shaped bottle is of a natural crystal form, with a white skin incised with a calligraphic inscription and seals, 7.4cm.

Whilst the use of naturally formed pebbles was not uncommon in the manufacture of snuff bottles, the use of a natural crystal, as in this case, is very rare.


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