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Amber Snuff Bottle?

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« on: May 17, 2017, 03:36:01 pm »

Hi All,

I am not sure what this snuff bottle made of and the age of it. It looks like it made of amber to me. Does any one know what it made of?

Thank you,

Ming


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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 04:20:26 pm »

Looks like agate..
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 04:22:29 pm »

Dear Ming,

If it is amber, a simple specific gravity test will tell. My amber bottle floats in water (with no salt in it) in fact I have a hard time making it sink.
Here's a link on how to do this simple test:
http://www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com/jhbnyc/articles/specific_gravity.htm

So do the test and report back your findings Wink

I agree with George that it looks like agate.
The stopper is lovely!
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 04:25:49 pm »

Hi Cathy,

It is kind of heavy so it may not made of amber.

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 04:26:54 pm »

Hi George,

Yeah, I was thinking about that too, but just not sure. Any idea the age of it?

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 05:10:22 pm »

Any idea the age of it?




No idea... But looks pretty rough..
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