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Snuff Bottle with European Figures (stopper)

Snuff Bottle with European Figures (stopper)

鼻煙壺

1736–95 or later

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Painted enamel on copper

Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of Mrs. Noah L. Butkin 1991.126.b

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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.

Description

Snuff bottles were introduced from Europe to China around the 1700s to hold portable snuff or medicine.

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