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Snuff Bottle with Five Bats
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Snuff Bottle with Five Bats


Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This true pebble-form, functional bottle is subtly carved with five bats where the thumb would hold the bottle. The piece has an iron impurity and a glass stopper.
Exhibitions
  • Chinese Snuff Bottles. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 2000-2001.
  • Chinese Snuff Bottles. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2018.
Provenance Mrs. Marvin E. Gantz, Sr., Denver, Colorado [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Shirley E. Gantz, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1999, by gift.
Credit Gift of Shirley E. Gantz, from the collection of Mrs. Marvin E. Gantz, Sr., 1999

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Period
18th century (Ch'ing)
Medium
nephrite, glass, ivory, and cork
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.1504
Measurements
Overall H: 2 5/16 × W: 1 3/4 × D: 1 1/4 in. (5.9 × 4.5 × 3.2 cm); Bottle H: 2 1/16 × W: 1 3/4 × D: 1 1/4 in. (5.3 × 4.5 × 3.2 cm); Stopper H: 1 11/16 × Diam: 7/16 in. (4.3 × 1.1 cm)
Geographies
  • China (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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