Snuff Bottles

Chinese Red cinnabar lacquer snuff bottle

75,00

6.99 cm high

weighs 31 grams

20th century

In stock

Description

Chinese Red cinnabar lacquer snuff bottle. The snuff bottle has a red glass stopper with spoon. Both sides are carved with flowers, leafage and rock work. The snuff bottle is in total 6.99 cm high and weighs 31 grams. Dated 20th century.

 

What is cinnabar

Cinnabar is a form of mercury sulfide which you can find in the ground. It is the only important ore of mercury. In addition it has a bright red color and therefor it usage was as a pigment for jewelry and ornaments.

 

 

Additional information

Weight 31 g
Dimensions 6.99 cm