Snuff bottle Frogs Master carving Ivory All from a private snuff bottle collector.
Snuff bottles were used by the Chinese during the Qing Dynasty to contain powdered tobacco.
Smoking tobacco was illegal at that time,
but the use of snuff was allowed because the Chinese considered snuff to be a medicine for common diseases such as colds
, headaches and stomach disorders.
Therefore, people carried snuff in a small bottle just like other medicines.
This unique bottle is shaped as a big frog with a tiny frog in the top of it.
The idea of making the bottle as a frogs shows great creativity and high sense of art.
This bottle is signed by the artist!
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