Large Grey Agate Snuff Bottle for the Mongolian Market
Large Grey Agate Snuff Bottle for the Mongolian Market
Large Grey Agate Snuff Bottle for the Mongolian Market
Large Grey Agate Snuff Bottle for the Mongolian Market
Large Grey Agate Snuff Bottle for the Mongolian Market
Large Grey Agate Snuff Bottle for the Mongolian Market
Large Grey Agate Snuff Bottle for the Mongolian Market
Large Grey Agate Snuff Bottle for the Mongolian Market
Large Grey Agate Snuff Bottle for the Mongolian Market
Large Grey Agate Snuff Bottle for the Mongolian Market
Large Grey Agate Snuff Bottle for the Mongolian Market
Large Grey Agate Snuff Bottle for the Mongolian Market
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Large Grey Agate Snuff Bottle for the Mongolian Market

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This pretty agate bottle carved out of an agate stone that is all grey with hints of purple, which could not be captured by the camera. The unusally large size bottles were made for snuff users in Mongolia. The use of snuff is never discontinued in Mongolia, although smoking cigarettes is immensely popular in China. When I visited China in 2018, there were snuff shops in major market areas. I assume the government is hoping to convince a number of smokers to use snuff, The bottle is carved out of the traditional flattened rectangular shape with broad shoulder sloping down to to abbreviated ringed animal masks, one on each side. The bottle tapers slightly towards the base ending in a raised oval foot. The top of the bottle is concave, dipping into the opening. It is heavy and not well hollowed. The cap is agate on a black disk and the spoon is metal. Date: Post 1980's Dimensions: 2.25 x 1 x 3.25 inches high