Snuff Bottle: A Vintage Shadow Agate Snuff Bottle for the Mongolian Market
Snuff Bottle: A Vintage Shadow Agate Snuff Bottle for the Mongolian Market
Snuff Bottle: A Vintage Shadow Agate Snuff Bottle for the Mongolian Market
Snuff Bottle: A Vintage Shadow Agate Snuff Bottle for the Mongolian Market
Snuff Bottle: A Vintage Shadow Agate Snuff Bottle for the Mongolian Market
Snuff Bottle: A Vintage Shadow Agate Snuff Bottle for the Mongolian Market
Snuff Bottle: A Vintage Shadow Agate Snuff Bottle for the Mongolian Market
Snuff Bottle: A Vintage Shadow Agate Snuff Bottle for the Mongolian Market
Snuff Bottle: A Vintage Shadow Agate Snuff Bottle for the Mongolian Market
Snuff Bottle: A Vintage Shadow Agate Snuff Bottle for the Mongolian Market
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Snuff Bottle: A Vintage Shadow Agate Snuff Bottle for the Mongolian Market

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This Shadow Agate snuff bottle is of the large size that is popular with Mongolians.  To make this bottle, the carver made a careful study and selected the more interesting parts of the agate pebble. It has interesting bands on one side and brown shape spots on the other. The ringed oval foot is nicely carved.  The cap is new, made of agate and encased in metal with a metal spoon.  It is a vintage bottle. The height is 3.75 inches.

The bottle was acquired on a buying trip to Beijing and Tianjing.  It was in the latter where I found the bottle in a popular antique market.  Unlike the markets here, vendors stood shoulder to shoulder or squatted on the ground, showing their wares - a large area could be the size of a single bed sheet, or as small as a pillow case. Negotiation is a must, as well as the ability to spot a "special find" among the newly made to look old things.