1736–95 or later
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Painted enamel on copper
Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of Mrs. Noah L. Butkin 1991.126.b
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.
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