Rare Blue Goldstone Snuff Bottle with Burmese Jade Cap
Rare Blue Goldstone Snuff Bottle with Burmese Jade Cap
Rare Blue Goldstone Snuff Bottle with Burmese Jade Cap
Rare Blue Goldstone Snuff Bottle with Burmese Jade Cap
Rare Blue Goldstone Snuff Bottle with Burmese Jade Cap
Rare Blue Goldstone Snuff Bottle with Burmese Jade Cap
Rare Blue Goldstone Snuff Bottle with Burmese Jade Cap
Rare Blue Goldstone Snuff Bottle with Burmese Jade Cap
Rare Blue Goldstone Snuff Bottle with Burmese Jade Cap
Rare Blue Goldstone Snuff Bottle with Burmese Jade Cap
Rare Blue Goldstone Snuff Bottle with Burmese Jade Cap
Rare Blue Goldstone Snuff Bottle with Burmese Jade Cap
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Rare Blue Goldstone Snuff Bottle with Burmese Jade Cap

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The blue goldstone snuff bottle is very special.  To understand its specialty,  a little back story is necessary.

Blue goldstone is an artificial glass, and not a precious stone.  Its chemical components are glass and copper and it has a beautiful inner glow.  The making of blue goldstone is not a modern innovation, in fact it has a very long history. It is believed that a monk in the medieval times was experimenting with glass making.  By accident he poured copper chips into glass and it resulted in this beautiful glass

The blue goldstone snuff bottle is uncommon.  In making this bottle, its maker had a well thought out plan.  In order to show off the beauty of the stone, he chose to give it a long elegant profile in a flattened elongated body  this design that tapers towards the base, ending in a raised  oval foot that is set back slightly. The silhouette is simply lovely. The neck has just the right height and the top is flat.  The circular opening is not centered, an evidence it is handmade. The shimmering of the gold color flakes in the glass is so beautiful.  It is matched with a Burmese jade cap and a cork stopper.

Dating: first half of the 20th century circa 1920’s

Dimensions: 1 ¼ inches wide x ½ inch deep and 2 ½ inches high

Excellent condition