Property from the Tacoma Art Museum
A group of three hardstone snuff bottles
19th and 20th century
The first of ovoid form with wide, flared rim to the waisted neck, a woven pattern carved to the walls and raised on an oval foot ring, the pale gray-green nephrite matrix marked with light to medium russet veins; the second of flattened ovoid form with wide, flat rim to the cylindrical neck, an oval frame incised to each opposing face and resting on a flat oval base, the pale gray-green nephrite matrix marked with patches of russet and some opaque white inclusions (rim chipped); the third of spade shape with wide, flat rim to the cylindrical neck, the opposing faces carved in relief with fruit and flowering branches above an oval foot with slight conforming depression at the base, the carnelian matrix of mottled caramel brown hue with a natural depression in the surface of one face (rough foot).
2 1/4 to 2 3/4in (5.5 to 7cm) high