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snuff bottle with stopper
  • Japan
  • snuff bottle with stopper, late 1800s–early 1900s, Meiji period (1868–1912) or Taisho period (1912–1926)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • wood, mother of pearl, lapis lazuli
  • Object Height/Width: 8.5 x 5.1 cm
    Object Height/Width: 3 3/8 x 2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.2702
Label Text

Wood snuff bottle covered with elaborate pearl inlay. It has two panels on opposite sides of the bottle. One side is decorated with a scene of three men in a boat on a stream, the other side is decorated with a scene of two men in a house on the edge of a lake, with mountains in the distance. There are tiny stars and triangles decorating the edges of these scenes, and a lapis lazuli stopper.