Collection

Snuffbox

unknown

  • Snuffbox 2
  • Snuffbox 3
  • Snuffbox 4
  • Snuffbox 5
  • Snuffbox 6
  • Snuffbox 7
Basic information
ID
Рз-2889а,б
Author
unknown
Name
Snuffbox
Date of creation
18th c.
Country
China
Technique
casting filigree
Material
red glaze
Dimensions (height x width x depth, cm)
5.6 x 5 x 2.6
Information about author
Author
unknown
Object description
A bottle of flat teardrop shape is in a metal frame that is fixed on its body. The frame is decorated with metal filigree figures of two pairs of phoenixes with a lotus flower and two rosettes made of a double vajra with the image of a stylized hieroglyph "longevity" inside of it. The hemispherical lid is made of yellow metal and decorated with floral ornaments in the filigree technique with the addition of red and yellow enamel. The lid has a cloth-covered stopper with a thin metal spoon in its center.
Inscriptions
A hieroglyphic inscription is printed on the metal bottom.