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The Smallest Snuff Bottle

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« on: February 12, 2021, 11:03:25 pm »


Iím reviving an old Photobucket account and just playing around tonight trying to remember how to use its posting features.

I shared this bottle in the past, but it did not get much attention or comment.  It is small, but functional. About the size of a US Penny.  Well hollowed, but does not have an overly finished interior.  Jade or serpentine stopper with cork and spoon.

The bottle is fossilized limestone, about 18 mm in height by 15 mm wide.  Of course, totally contemporary. 



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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2021, 11:16:43 pm »


Thanks for 're-posting' this bottle. I don't recall seeing it before.
I am intrigued as to who would make such a small bottle, or why. Maybe it was a lapidary's challenge to create the smallest possible bottle.
Who knows.

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2021, 01:50:39 am »

I do not recall this either...

It reminds me more of a fossilized coral from Indonesia rather than a limestone though..

Cool little bottle Charll Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2021, 07:15:37 am »

Very interesting bottle Charll. Like it a lot!
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