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苦瓜 kugua (bitter melon), snuff bottle with stopper
  • China
  • 苦瓜 kugua (bitter melon), snuff bottle with stopper, late 1800s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • jadeite
  • Object Height: 8 cm
    Object Height: 3 1/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, Cabinet Drawer 1
  • 1929.0036
Label Text

Deep green jadeite snuff bottle, carved in the shape of a lobed fruit with leaves and two smaller fruits (a bitter melon). The stopper is carved to resemble a looped stem.