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Snuff bottle: O.39 & A-1961

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

Soapstone, the sides carved with elaborate animal masks, the front and back carved with pierced floral pattern revealing the inner body.
There are some doubts whether this type of soapstone container was originally made to hold snuff.

Notes

History note: Lady Jenkinson's collection. Formed by her cousin, the late Robert Windsor Richards of Usk Priory, Monmouth

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Lady Jenkinson

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961) by Jenkinson, Lady

Dating

Qing Dynasty
1750 - 1900

Materials used in production

Soapstone

Techniques used in production

Piercing
Carving

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.39 & A-1961
Primary reference Number: 168933
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 14 December 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Snuff bottle" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/168933 Accessed: 2024-04-19 13:24:56

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