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ANTIQUE MEDICINE-SNUFF BOTTLE

The prototype of the snuff bottle in China was the medicine bottle, such as this fine Qing dynasty porcelain example. Approximately 150 years old with inscriptions that refer to the most prosperous section of old Suzhou, the other side with possibly the name of the medicine shop. The bottom with wax seal of the Antiquities Administration attesting to the age of the bottle. This bottle has an old cork stuck inside, with traces of fragrant medicinal powder. For comparable examples see Raymond Li's book "The Medicine - Snuff Bottle Connection." Similar antique bottles often sell for many hundreds of dollars.

Item   fx69c
Size:   2.6" tall
Price:  $105
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