Property from a Phoenix, Arizona Collection
An inscribed duan stone snuff bottle
Dated by inscription to 1888
Of flattened spade form supporting a cylindrical neck subtly tapering toward the concave mouth, most of the stone of brown-purple color except for one side covered in a thin layer of slightly olive hue incised with a mountain landscape, the reverse inscribed with the wuzi date and a partial poetic couplet (wear to carving).
1 7/8in (4.8cm) high